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Wednesday, May 6, 2009

May 12, 2008: The day the classroom walls came tumbling down

As the anniversary of the horrific earthquake in Sichuan Province, China nears, the media carry stories about the unbelievable grief and anguish survivors bear as they try to face a future without their loved ones.  

Two of my grandchildren come from China.  I'm working at being the best Chinese grandmother that I can...and my heart breaks for the parents and grandparents of those thousands of children who were in their schools with their teachers on the day that their classroom walls came tumbling down around them.

8 comments:

  1. What a beautiful piece, and such a poignant back-story. I'm sure that you're doing a great job as a grandmother. You certainly have the love for the job!

    Diane

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  2. This is beautiful, Diane, and a beautiful message. You speak for all of us who have grandchildren from China.

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  3. Diane- this piece is not only meaningful, but gorgeous! Every time I visit I am amazed at how your work has evolved. Looking forward to seeing you again.

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  4. Rayna Gillman said some very nice things on her blog about your and your quilts.

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  5. Loved seeing this and hearing the story, thanks to Rayna.

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  6. What a lovely piece and tribute to those children. I scrolled down to see your two quilts on the previous postings. Love them both!

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  7. I love the fabrics and subtle color transition. A beautiful, dramatic quilt, Diane.
    M

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