For as many fear driven stories and realities played out on television screens and in personal accounts of loss there has been stories of hope. We see it in the front line essential workers who have served us, kept us fed, worked long shifts and I can't even begin to express the awe and gratitude to our medical workers and leaders. I am equally touched by the way our teachers have kept spirits up with parades, zoom parties, gifts to door steps and their smiles that offered hope.
Around us I began to see rainbows. Many colors. Rainbows in windows, chalk drawn on driveways, flags of color flying from porches, and of course in our skies after the rains had passed. That simple blending of light creates something magnificent that we all can see as a symbol of hope, much like the small and mighty acts of kindness and service we have witnessed during our Covid19 pandemic. My heart breaks and then I look for hope. It's a daily thing for me.
I created this Rays of Hope Barn Quilt as a symbol of this time. Just like barn quilts and hexes in history with their symbols and colors all signifying some memory, I wanted a quilt from this time to remember there is always a ray of hope before us. This barn quilt is framed and comes in four sizes in Our Shop. We also offer a pattern and kit for those who want to paint it themselves.
The pattern comes in full color step by step instructions with a traceable pattern and tracing sheet. This allows you to enlarge the pattern to the size board you want to paint, lay down the tracing sheet and trace the pattern onto the wood. How simple is that?