Another Young Friend in Chile
I met Felipe while staying in our hosteria in Los Quenes.
Under the Grape Arbor
One afternoon, I spread the quilt on the table and tossed out some squares of material and pens. Felipe was very curious.
My nephew, Andy explained in Spanish that I was making a new quilt and needed help. Felipe was more than happy to decorate some squares for my on-going project.
Felipe decorated one square for me to use in the project and then 2 more squares to give his Mama and Papa. Then we played. We got out the scarves I'd used with the kids earlier that day in the school. We juggled and played catch and got a little wild for a while.
Communicating with Bead Necklaces
Then I brought out some old Mardi Gras beads. It's amazing how much language you can share by making pictures with beads. We taught each other lots of words.
One More Square
I'll be taking home one more piece to add to the future quilt! Felipe's square will join other squares made by friends I've met through the old quilt. I can't ever bring all these wonderful people together, but at least they will be connected in some way!
I don't have to have a group to enjoy a quilt
adventure. This was one of the most pleasant, peaceful times I've ever had gathering around the quilt.
For 20+ years children have called it the Magic Quilt. They've danced and pretended all over these colorful squares. I've dragged it to schools, shelters and studios where children have climbed on top to hear Magic Quilt Stories and to act them out.