I received this beautiful magazine from Christiane Billard of France. I'm hoping I get the translation correct. I very much want to thank Christiane for including me in her article about Mourning Quilts. A wonderful, informative article called Les Quilts Americains et le deuil, For Americans and Mourning Quilts.
We had hoped to include a picture of Jim's Cross Quilt, but it was not meant to be, but Christiane still spoke of me in her article;
"Quilts of mourning do not belong only to the nineteenth century and early twentieth century, the tradition continues. Nancy Moore in MT has two beautiful quilts sewn with cross in memory of Jim, her husband who died two years ago, in both quilts. She uses pieces of shirts of Jim's."
I won't tell you that I didn't cry when I read that.
Christiane included this stunning quilt in her article, Graveyard Quilt, dated 1843, Elizabeth Roseberry Mitchell, copyright Kentucky Historical Society, Frankfort, KT
I'm drawn to the colors and the imagery in this quilt.
I will be spending more time translating the entire article. Thank you so very much Christiane.