May I share a wonderful story with you? I received this photo in the mail from a Mr. Lamb, a history buff and collector of African American artifacts. His wife's aunt, Lois Scharz, stitched this replica of Harriet Powers' Pictorial Quilt. Mr. Lamb had learned about my new book, This I Accomplish: Harriet Powers' Bible Quilt and Other Pieces, and read it. The year before he asked Mrs. Scharz, a quilter, to sew the replica for him. I was so amazed at the photos that I called and spoke to Mr. Lamb, and, later that evening to Mrs. Scharz, who is a dear.
Believe it or not, this quilt is Mrs. Scharz's first appliqued quilt! You can see her in the photo. She started the quilt in November 2008 and finished it on August 8, 2009! She told me she would love to have met Harriet Powers. Mrs. Scharz lives on a Virginia farm and has invited this city girl to come visit! Enjoy!