At the ceremony, we were asked to explain all of the symbolism and what we learned while creating the quilt. I loved this whole experience. As a token of respect, the first one to present was the eldest "sacred sisters". It was another lesson for me......... Marilyn got up, no quilt in sight and said: "I never got the pieces completed. My quilt is at home in a basket and it is perfectly happy there."
Seriously? How great is that? She came to all the gatherings, heard the lessons, participated in exactly what she wanted to do......and was prfectly comfortable without feeling pressured into completing or doing something she didn't feel like doing. No quilt but she taught me a valuable lesson. Thanks, Marilyn.
I explained earlier, that the personal lesson I learned came as I was assembling the quilt. I was glancing over the completed squares thinking of how I could have done this, done that, should have put this here, etc. All of a sudden I heard a little voice say, "“You did the best you could, the best you knew how at the time." Yes, an old quote from Oprah Winfrey! A quote I always had a little doubt about. Surely those people knew better than to do some of the things they did! But, now I understood.