Wednesday, January 21, 2009

common threads

Mama's Quilt by Greg Doster

I love quilts, love to look at them, make them, collect them. I love their history, to read about their use back through the ages. I believe the new president likes quilts also, just yesterday I heard two different references to patchwork and quilts from him.

In the inauguration speech:
For we know that our patchwork heritage is a strength, not a weakness.

And in an earlier interview, his thoughts on how American he feels, considering his exotic background:
...what is quintessentially American, is all these different threads coming together to make a single quilt. And I feel very much like I'm one of those threads that belong in this quilt — that I'm a product of all of these different forces — black, white, Asian, Hispanic, Native American. That, somehow, all this amalgam is part of who I am, and that's part of the reason I love this country so much.

~picture Mama's Quilt by Greg Doster


Holte Ender said...

Nice - very nice

June said...

He's got "it"!