I finished Wendy’s Migration quilt today and put it in the mail. It came out as I envisioned it. And it feels meaningful on many levels.
I never saw a quilt so clearly as I was working on it. Not in the detail, but in the structure of the design and the feeling of it.
I spent some time in Chaco Canyon in New Mexico years ago. It is the ruins of many ancient peublos and most of its history is still a mystery. I remember standing on one of the many roads at Chaco Canyon (I don’t remember which) and having the feeling that it went on forever. That’s what I was thinking of when I was creating the four arms reaching out from the center of the quilt.
The quilt represents the four directions and the interior migration that Wendy and her husband are now experiencing, after losing everything they owned the California fire, as well as the physical migration of finding a new home.
Migration will cover the bed in Wendy and her husbands “new” mobile home replacing the one that was lost in the fire.