|Made by Ms. Ida Murphy of Thoomas, WV|
This quilt was appliqued by Ms. Ida. I love it. It is tied. I love the girls and boys representing a period of time before African Americans were free. Still here is a quilt of beauty depicting an ugly time . This is what I love about my people who have consistently in the face of the inhuman and unloving, created of it a thing of beauty and dignity and love.
Ms. Ida, the mother of my friend, Ilene Evans, is in her 80s, recently quilted the civil war quilt that is being raffled off by Ilene's organization, Voices of the Earth. She amazes me.
May you be inspired!