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!