Part 2 of The Legacy of Milly and the beginning of the design of the quilt with the children and Milly hard at work. This 7 Part true story series was a work of love for Jennie’s students and by Milly, a quilter extraordinary. As written by Jennie Fitzkee, https://jenniefitzkee.com/2018/07/06/the-legacy-of-milly-part-2/
In Part 1, I discovered a Peace Portal at a museum and recreated it in my classroom. Peace became a big deal and very real to children. When I saw quilts that were murals, I knew I had to make a Peace Quilt with children. The only problem was finding a quilter. At last I met Milly. It was an unexpected meeting.
“Milly is the best quilter, not just in town but everywhere.” said the director of the Senior Center.
“Great! When can I stop by and meet her?”
“She’ll be here on Wednesday with her quilting group.”
Wednesday couldn’t come fast enough for me. As soon as school was over, I was there. I walked over to Milly and introduced myself. She smiled (sort of) and I bounced around, telling her all about the Haitian quilts I had seen at the Bennington Museum. I was so…
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