Art and Spiritual Quilts

Please visit http://www.carolbridgesartquilts.com or http://www.sacredarts.infoto to see Carol Bridges beautiful quilts. This is fiber art at its best. Many are already sold. We think you will love her work. In honor of the water and dedicated to women who are the protectors of water, we are showcasing Carol’s quilt on our Blog. The quilt Emergence is a prayer to protect all water species especially after  the oil contamination in the Gulf of Mexico.

Emergence by Carol Bridges
Emergence by Carol Bridges
Carol Bridges quilt Emergence
Carol Bridges quilt Emergence
“Emergence”  is an homage to the creatures of the Gulf of Mexico. May all the fish and turtles and dolphins, whales and others be lifted from their suffering, their souls again returned to the Mother of the Sea. 30″ x 30″. $1200.

There is a connection between the monarch butterfly and the creatures and plants of the Gulf. Many monarchs willl be flying through the gulf area and we wish them good speed to the other side as they return to Mexico. Here is a poem from the 18th century Polish poet Ignacy Krasicki:

The Wagon-Driver and the Butterfly

A wagon got stuck in the mud, and couldn’t move.
The driver was tired, the horse exhausted.
A butterfly, sitting on the wagon, thought:
“I’m told compassion is a virtue.”
He flew off, calling back to the wagon-driver:
“Now get going, bless you!”

Source: Ken Parejko, Monarch of the Butterflies, page 88.

Washburn County Fair – Spooner, WI, July 24, 2010

I hope you will enjoy our type of entertainment up here in the North Country where we honor the heritage of agriculture and country.  Also view our night sky view at http://www.spooneradvocate.com/articles/2010/07/27/news/doc4c4dd47fa6939664545916.txt

Compliments of the Spooner Advocate  in Spooner, Wisconsin.

Quilters win First Place and People’s Choice Ribbons at Washburn County Fair

Myrna Atkinson hand stitching the butterfly quilt
Myrna Atkinson hand stitching the butterfly quilt
Hard at work, Back left Mary, front Marian, Right Myrna and Mary
Hard at work, Back left Mary, front Marian, Right Myrna and Mary

The Sit and Chat Wednesday Quilters of Friendship Commons won the People’s Choice Ribbon and First Place Ribbon in the Cultural Arts Division for the “Butterflies are Free” hand stitched and appliquéd quilt at the Washburn County Fair recently. Design, stitching and overall supervision were made possible by Master Quilter Myrna Atkinson. The dedicated quilters included Myra Atkinson, Mariah Brinken, Carol Hubin, Mary Olsen and Mary Raehsler.

The quilters met weekly for a whole year to complete the cultural art winner. The quilt will be sold by Happy Tonics, Inc. to support the nonprofit and the Monarch Butterfly Habitat.

Visit Happy Tonics at 25 Fifth Avenue, Shell Lake, Wisconsin to see the quilt at the Grand Opening event on August 3, 2010. 

Butterfly up close
Butterfly up close