Detail from "Rain Dance," an original quilt by Sherrie Spangler

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Wedding on the farm

My son got married! The latest quilt that I couldn't show you was Keith and Rachel's wedding quilt, with an Apache wedding blessing in the center, Hole In the Barn Door blocks in the corners (it was a farm wedding) and a yellow circle on top to represent the full moon of their wedding day.

The blessing was more eloquent than anything I could have written, but it expressed my sentiments exactly. I found the printed panel (by Block Party Studios) at a quilt store in Texas and painted over it in bright yellow because I wanted it to be joyful and happy. Here's the blessing:

Days of Togetherness

Now you will feel no rain, for each will be shelter for the other.
Now you will feel no cold, for each will be warmth to the other.
Now there will be no loneliness,
for each will be companion to the other.
Now you are two persons, but there is one life before you.
May beauty surround you in the journey ahead
and through all the years.
May happiness be your companion.
May your days together be good and long upon the earth.
-- Apache wedding blessing

The ceremony was performed by Rachel's father outside under a big oak tree in a gentle rain. My brother performed the music, beautifully.

Then it was party time in the multistory barn!

Setting up the day before.

Vibrant wildflowers decorated each table.

Now I have two beautiful daughters!
p.s. The printed panel is by Block Party Studios in Iowa.
Here's the link to the panel:

  Have a colorful day


Judy Sall Fiber Art said...

How very beautiful! And it looks like your place mats fit in beautifully as table decor... nice! Sounds like it was a lovely event for all!

Del said...

Just the perfect sort of wedding event that I love - informal, "homespun" and economical. The wildflower bouquets are the icing on the cake. Congratulations to the newlyweds, I wish them a long and happy togetherness. Del

The Idaho Beauty said...

Looks lovely. Can't believe you found that blessing on a preprinted panel. May this beautiful couple have a long & loving life together.

Julia DesertSpring said...

Very nice. I wonder when the photographer's photos will be available?

Martha Ginn said...

Just beautiful! And so full of sincerity and meaning. Congratulations on gaining another daughter.