Today I have posted the photos from a Quilt Challenge I participated in last year. Earlier in August I posted the first set of pictures and explained the challenge. You can read that post HERE. In essence, a group of quilters participated to interpret in a quilt their ideas from a quilt received from another quilter. Each one did not see the previous quilts or the beginning photograph.
Her interpretation of the special place is to the left. She left the stone marker, and the tree, but the sky and the rest of the landscape were not a literal interpretation.
This quilter saw a grave marker and this is her interpretation. She called it The Last Gate. There is a broken fence, a path to the hilltop hangman's tree and 3 lonely crosses marking the graves of some other unfortunate souls hanged for their sins. Even the sky is sad and ominous.
The third quilter stated that she received The Last Gate quilt on the same week as the Sandy Hook School shooting in Connecticut. She was so sad that week that she felt like the only way to do this interpretation was to wander over the hill from the hangman's tree and find a church to pray. To know that death is not the last gate.
The quilter who received the church says she thought of county churches, Little House on the Prairie, etc, but finally focused on the stained glass window in the church. This is her uplifting and colorful rendition of a stained glass window.
The last quilter has recently experienced a death in her family. Her focus was on rebirth. Her faith and denomination use a butterfly to signify rebirth and so she quilted a beautiful butterfly with silver edged wings.
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