Friday, January 28, 2011

Day of the Dead Quilts at Road to California gave us a great theme and wonderful images and color!

This quilt is by my friend Pam who does alot of my quilts and Mel's also. She loaded these cactus down with green bugle beads and you might want to try it....lovely sparkle and less money than crystals! Isn't this a cool quilt?

This was my favorite part of the quilt show at Road to California. It was themed (Day of the Dead) and I didn't even get photos of all of the quilts. Color, design and fun highlighted this wonderful display and my teacher sample was of New Mexico which had a few things to match this theme also. I loved this and so did many others.

Thankfully when my children were in high school they all had the same fabulous Mexican teacher who taught Spanish and each Spring they would go to the graveyard and she would prepare lovely treats and cookies shaped like skeletons and fingers etc along with sandwiches and other things. She wrote a lovely letter to the parents that explained what Day of the Dead was and that it was not evil but a lovely day to remember out relatives that departed etc. I am thankful because I live in the North and when we see skeleton's we think it is something scary or evil. Day of the dead is a happy, delightful holiday for families in Mexico and other places in the Southern part of our North America. The colors, the designs, the energy, what fun!


Sandi said...

Great photos of the Day of the Dead qults Mary Lou.

New Mexico is one of my favourite states, it is so inspirational in it's colour, languages and history.

Have you ever been to Sky City?

It is the longest continually inhabited place in the U.S.A.!

Great place to visit.

WoolenSails said...

I think those are fun, lots of whimsey and color.


Cossett said...

All I can say is WOW! WOW! WOW!!!!
Really amazing quilts!

Pam said...

I sure hope you saw my cactus quilt with all those beads..... I thought of you as I embellished it!! :0)

Sandi said...

Hi again,

Mary Lou Sky City is actually called Acoma. It along I-40 to the east towards Flagstaff.

It is a mesa that rised 367 feet above the desert floor, over 7,000 feet above sea level.

A truly spirital place to visit.

Rebecka said...

I see a full photo of your New Mexico quilt featured on the side of your blog. It's beautiful. But, seeing it, I'm sure is another story. Your quilts are so much better in real life!!!! That's for sure!