Sunday, January 03, 2010

Mrs. Miller


The title of this blog comes from a conversation I had with Frieda Miller, an 80 year old resident of Tantallon who had not worked on the quilt but knew some of the Homemakers. She has seen the quilt when it was first made, and remembered that although the ladies were proud of it, it wasn't seen as anything special. She said it was just something that was done - that living in a small community meant caring for your neighbours. She said "It was like you were one with them."

I loved that line and made a small quiltlike sculpture featuring those words. (Yes, I have a picture of it somewhere.) I have the same feeling living on Lasqueti, and Mrs. Miller's apt description has become the guiding principle of this blog.

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