The Big Day, Milly & The Quilt

Jennie Fitzkee, her pre-schoolers and Milly the Master Quilt Maker presented their Peace Quilt to the Governor, staff and guests at the Massachusetts State House in Boston this week. What an undertaking for these children.. their third quilt. The concept was ‘Peace’ and a wondeful example of children working together in harmony on such a beautiful project.

A Teacher's Reflections

I travelled with Milly, the master quilter, to the Massachusetts State House in Boston this week.  We presented my classroom’s Peace Quilt to the Governor and Lieutenant Governor.  What a day!  This quilt has been two years in the making, yet the roots of our quilting go back much further.  Milly is a Fairy Godmother to the children, making magic happen.

This week, it happened like this…

We arrived at the State House, greeted at our car by Tammy with the Governor’s staff, and were walked to the Grand Staircase where the quilt presentation would occur.  It is elegant: marble and wrought iron, stained glass, with an adjacent rotunda.  Families began to gather, and I was put under the wing of Nick who coordinated how everything would smoothly fall into place.  I had a podium with a microphone.  A long table covered with a white cloth was ready to display the quilt.

Governor Baker and…

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My name is Sally Cronin and I am doing what I love.. Writing. Books, short stories, Haiku and blog posts. My previous jobs are only relevant in as much as they have gifted me with a wonderful filing cabinet of memories and experiences which are very useful when putting pen to paper. I move between non-fiction health books and posts and fairy stories, romance and humour. I love variety which is why I called my blog Smorgasbord Invitation and you will find a wide range of subjects. You can find the whole story here. Find out more at

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