Wednesday, November 09, 2016

Life Unfolding (Patchwork Quilt)



They unfolded your lives one by one

They laid out your patchwork under the sun
And people gathered from miles around
To witness your quilt spread on the ground

And then they called out your names
Oh yes they called out your names
Oh and you’ll live forever

You know that I’ll be loving you just like a patchwork quilt

Well there were men and women and mothers and fathers
Sisters and brothers and daughters and sons
And children and babies and lovers and friends
They all lay before me sewn into one

And then they called out your names
Oh yes they called out your names
Oh and you’ll live forever 

You know that I’ll be loving you just like a patchwork quilt

Oh your lives had meaning and your lives had joy
You touched so many people many more than you will know
And you wrap yourselves around me as I walk down these roads
You are letting me feel your beautiful souls

I feel the warmth of your lives
I feel the warmth of your lives
Oh and you will live forever 

You know that I’ll be loving you just like a patchwork quilt

My heart spills over flowing with tears
I cry for your suffering and for your shortened years
And I’ll take you with me as I walk away
Remembering you who have died as *slaves


Yes, I remember your name
Yes, I remember your name
Oh and you’ll live forever

You know that I’ll be loving you just like a patchwork quilt.



("Patchwork Quilt": by Sweet Honey in the Rock)
*Honey later switched the wording from slaves to AIDS for the AIDS Quilt movement


My Blog Post Links/Tutorials for Making a Cross Quilt of  Your Own:

 Designing a Liberated Cross Block and Quilt

 Cross or Plus Quilts: Free Patterns



Thank you, sweet honey and thank you Hillary Rodham Clinton and Tim Kaine who reminded us that we are stronger together and as Tim quoted from the bible... "Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up".

*And Happy, Happy Birthday to my daughter who is keeping the faith in the bigger picture,
I love you, my eldest daughter of the earth. The sun always shines, the clouds always part, and the rainbow is always one breath away.

Michele Bilyeu Creates With Heart and Hands as she shares her imaginative, magical, and healing journey from Alaska to Oregon. Creating, designing, sewing, quilting, and wildcrafting... from my heart and with my hands.

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Michele Bilyeu blogs "With Heart and Hands" as she journeys between Douglas, Alaska and Salem, Oregon.