Spelman College

Spelman College by Michelle Willis

Michelle Willis

This is the time of year for graduation, so we pause to honor all the graduates. We know their future is bright.

This week’s featured quilt spotlights Spelman College, one of the most renowned colleges in the country. Michelle Willis is the creator of this stunning quilt  that honors her alma mater. Michelle is a proud graduate of Spelman.

Mother and Child

Mother and Child by Michelle Willis. Photo by India Brantley

The featured quilt of the week in the Februiariy 14, 2010 edition of the Start Your Week With a Quilt newsletter continued our celebration of Black History Month. The quilt is called Mother and Child and it was created by Michelle Willis. It was recently exhibited in the 2009 Brown Sugar Stitchers Quilt Show.
This quilt starts with a pre-printed panel in the middle. The panel depicts an ageless symbol of a mother’s love.

Michelle Willis

Michelle accented the panel with luscious blues and browns to create a beautiful wallhanging that measures 38 x 58 inches. The quilt was pieced and quilted by Michelle.
Wonder what this mother is whispering in her child’s ear? Do you remember your mother’s whisper even now?

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