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Brother Broom

by Rick Danner
(Pensacola, FL)

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This quilt is for a quilt raffle to benefit a Roman Catholic religious Order--the Dominican Order of Preachers.

Since their geographic province is the Southern United States and the province is named for St Martin de Porres, I decided to render St Martin de Porres in a folkloric style.

His iconography includes his trademark broom, crucifix, and rosary beads.

St Martin is the Dominican equivalent to St Francis of Assisi and that is represented by a dog and a mouse. The dog is also a symbol of the Dominican Order and the mouse represents a famous story about St Martin and mice.

Surrounding St Martin are Dominican stars in black and white with a two color background--blue and green--to represent St Martin's bi-racial ancestry. I had to hand embroider a lot of the details because I only have a mechanical sewing machine at the moment.

This quilt was a first for me--it was the first time I ever quilted anything this large on a home sewing machine and the first time I free-motion quilted anything.

It gave me the confidence to keep moving to improve my skill set with using a machine.

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Jul 19, 2014
Site Link for the Raffle
by: Rick

The raffle for the this quilt can be found at:

The raffle form is PayPal integrated so it will come right up after you fill out the form. Raffle chances will be sold through to 6 August 2014.

Jul 19, 2014
by: G Bradshaw

If you post the site link, I'd like to bid on this quilt.

Jul 17, 2014
Love this quilt!
by: Karen

Imaginative, creative, meaningful! I can't wait to see what you do next. You have a talent for quilting! :)

Jul 17, 2014
Beautiful Quilt
by: Elaine DeFoor

This quilt is quite outstanding. It is very impressive and no one would ever believe it was your first large quilt.

Imagine how wonderful your future quilts will be.

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