Tuesday, August 13, 2013

New quilt



This a new quilt that has been placed on my web site.  The inspiration for it came from a Navajo rug.  The Navajos are the largest Native American tribe in the U.S.  They are found in the 4 corners part of the western United States.  For those not familiar with that term, that is the area where New Mexico, Colorado. Arizona and Utah join.  There is a place there if you were to bend over you could be in 4 states at the same time., by placing a hand in  2 states and your feet in the other 2 states.

During the Second World War, the Navajos were called upon to be code talkers; "The language they were forbidden to speak is the same language that saved this nation."  This is why I have named this quilt the Navajo Code Talkers.

"Thoughts are like arrows; once released they strike their mark.  Guard them well or one day you may be your own victim".   - Navajo Proverb
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5 comments:

  1. Wow! This is such a unique quilt! Have never seen anything like it. LOVE IT!

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  2. Thanks Gayle...where do you live?

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  3. I live a bit north of you - in Clinton (Davis County)

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  4. I just love the color combination that you used they are so calming! Your use of blocks is quite unique. Love it too!!

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  5. My Grandfather was Indian so I am very interested in this Quilt. I want to make a quilt for my Uncle and this pattern would be perfect. Love it I am rom Wheelock, Vt.
    Terri

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