Wednesday, July 16, 2008

116 Years Ago Today - Martha Ricks Presents Queen Victoria with a Quilt

This day in history .... July 16, 1982 .... 116 years ago today, Martha Ann Ricks was invited to Windsor Castle to meet Queen Victoria. This former Tennessee slave and Liberian citizen was honored with a lunch and tour of the Castle. She also had an audience with Queen Victoria and met the queen's son, Prince Edward, his wife, and three daughters. Sistah Quilter Martha Ricks presented the Queen of England with a handmade quilt featuring a coffee tree in full bloom. If you haven't heard about Martha Ann Ricks before, I invite you to read my children's book about her - it's an inspirational story! Enjoy!

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