While The Engineer and I made our way to Iceland yesterday, this was happening at Rochester Cathedral . . .
Photo Description: a large table, covered with red and white checked tablecloths. On top of the tablecloth is an expanse of white fabric, waiting.
Photo Description: A jumble of red X’s with the occasional quilt block (white background with pairs of red X’s)
Photo description: People stitch the red X’s onto the white fabric
Photo Description: Women stitch red X’s onto the white fabric
Photo description: Women stitch red X’s onto the white background
Photo Description: Women stitch red X’s onto the white cloth background
Photo Description: One red X is stitched onto the white cloth background. (One down, one to go)
Photo Description: Two large red X’s are stitched onto the white background
Photo Description: Two red X’s are stitched onto a large white cloth background as women look on
Photo Description: Rochester Cathedral as it appeared in the morning
Photo Description: Banners hanging at Rochester Cathedral
Photo description: Five smiling women who appeared in other photos as they stitched the red X’s to the expanse of white cloth
Artist Wendy Daws (wearing glasses) with her Band of Merry Banner Makers.
These banners and the quilts will hang in Rochester Cathedral through 3/12/2018. The Engineer and I will be at Rochester Cathedral on 1/24 to see these magnificent banners and the quilts they portend, and I look forward to having an opportunity to thank (and hug) those who commemorated those we honor with such dedication and astonishing beauty. If you want to come put your neck in front of me to be hugged, let me know and I’ll get back to you with the exact time to meet up.
Thank you, Lucy Horner and Wendy Daws for these photos
. . . and so, so, so much more.
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