Over the last week or so I have been reblogging the wonderful series of posts on the Peace Quilt by Jennie Fitzkee… I hope you will head over and read part 4 but the links to the other three parts can be found there so you can catch up. Enjoy
In Part 3, Milly brought in beautiful fabrics and placed them on the sketch of the Peace Quilt spread out across a big table. Children came to her like moths to a candle, picking out just the right fabrics. At last the quilt was completed, and it was a work of art. We wrote a poetry book and the quilt was big news in town. I told ‘the world’, including the director of the National Liberty Museum.
“Jennie, thank you for telling us about the quilt. I’m sure it is as stunning as your Peace Peace Portal” said the museum director.” That was so nice! She then continued.
“I want to tell you that the museum would like the Peace Quilt. We want it as part of our permanent display.”
I was shocked. And here, I’d just wanted them to know all that had transpired since I saw their Peace Portal. I was thrilled. Then it sank in- a quilt from my classroom was going to be displayed – permanently – in a national museum. I couldn’t wait to tell Milly!
We talked, laughed, and enjoyed the moment. Milly was pleased as punch and just as taken aback as I was.
“Milly, you have done so much for us. You made this quilt. How can I ever thank you?”
Milly didn’t bat an eye. “Take me to Philadelphia” she said, with gusto.