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"Tom-A Man After God's Own Heart"
This is a portrait quilt of my sweet and loving husband Tom Garcia
"Love Beareth All Things"
Based on the photo, "I'll Miss You Dad" by Cecilio M. Ricardo, Jr., USAF,
my quilt shows the love and sacrifice of the entire military family.
It includes two fabrics in the barracks bag that were cut from my father's WWII uniform shirts,
and the dog tags in her hand belong to my husband, Tom who served two tours in Viet Nam.
While explaining to my 3 year old granddaughter Pixley about what a soldier was
and why he has to be gone so long, she simply asked, "But Grandma, where is her Momma?"
That is when the sweet inspiration came to include Momma in the vignettes.
"Love beareth, believeth, hopeth, and endureth all things." I Cor. 13:7
"Thank Heaven For Little Girls"
40" x 32" finished 1/2014
This is little Pixley Jane, aged 2 1/2 at the Sugar Shack Ice Cream Shop.
"Grandchildren are the crown of the aged" Proverbs 17:6a
"God"s Greatest Gift To Me Was Dad"
large wall quilt 42" X 54"
This is a Marilyn Belford-style portrait quilt of my beloved late father, Richard K. Bartholomew.
The photo I used for inspiration was taken on a 2008 Summer trip to Lancaster County, PA.
While visiting an Amish farm, Dad met "Mr. Ed" and quickly made friends with him.
Although we lived in the big city, there was a stable within walking distance,
and my dad would take me there often when I was a child. He had a lifelong love of horses.
I miss my gentle dad, who not only taught me about Jesus,
but loved, supported, and prayed for me over the years.
"I Rise and Call Her Blessed II"
a wall quilt of my mother Edith, from a photo circa 1946
Madonna wall quilt finished 12/2007
In a private collection