Heirloom Quilt for Tom Taylor
Here is the text of the quilt label:
This quilt is special. It was completed during late-night efforts in just 6 weeks to ensure that it could be brought with me on a trip to Arizona as a birthday present for my best friend in the entire world, Tom Taylor. While the overall theme of the quilt is America’s beautiful mountains, prairies and oceans, this quilt is inspired by, and meant to reflect, it’s surroundings in its new home- A Shooting Star Inn.
Tom, I have taken care to make sure that this quilt is the very best that I can make. Every fabric was either hand-dyed by me or specially chosen for use in this quilt. I used every construction technique I know to make the different kinds of blocks. I hope you love it. I love you. Happy Birthday!! The stars in this quilt symbolize the unbelievable skies in Kendrick Park, and all of the fabulous nights we have spent together observing and photographing them. I can’t imagine that I will ever be able to improve on those nights.
The bald eagles symbolize the American Dream, which A Shooting Star Inn epitomizes.
The mountain scenes symbolize the different presence that Humphrey’s Peak casts over the park in the morning, at noon, and at night.
The prairie blocks symbolize the park itself.
The trees symbolize the beautiful Ponderosa forests that surround the park.
And while there is no water in the park (or else it would be a meadow), I felt that it should be included in order to complete this “verse-in-fabric”.