Time to Recenter!

Every great dream begins with a dreamer.
Always remember, you have within you the strength,
the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars
to change the world.
Harriet Tubman

There is a lot of synchronicity in this world if you just follow your instincts. I will be mostly off line for a few weeks and intended to do a post on the upcoming SAQA Auction before my travels started. I usually start my posts with a quote and since I intended to share my ‘Dream Collection’ for the auction, I googled ‘dream quotes’ to jog my memory on a good quote. Harriet Tubman’s quote popped up. It felt very appropriate to me for beginning this post after this past week’s events.  For those unfamiliar with Harriet Tubman, here is the opening paragraph from Wikipedia on her life:

Born into slavery, Tubman escaped and subsequently made some thirteen missions to rescue approximately seventy enslaved people, family and friends, using the network of antislavery activists and safe houses known as the Underground Railroad. She later helped abolitionist John Brown recruit men for his raid on Harpers Ferry, and in the post-war era was an active participant in the struggle for women’s suffrage.

Harriet Tubman is a heroine from our county’s past. She used her home in Auburn, NY as a stop on the Underground Railroad. Auburn is not that far from where I lived for many years in the Rochester NY area.  A few months ago I wrote in a blog post about another heroic woman, Susan B. Anthony. I had created an art quilt based on a statue of her that is in Rochester. It seems these women keep leaping into my consciousness as if to remind of how hard our ancestors worked to create the country we live in now — I am not saying this country is perfect but people have worked hard to keep it growing in the right direction. Times like we are currently living through are unsettling and it is easy to lose sight of dreams and forget the power each of us has as an individual to keep us moving forward positively.

Seems like this is a good time for everyone to recenter — to connect with that place of stability in their being. And so, my Dream Collection for the SAQA auction are pieces that suggest tranquility to me, that offer a reminder to slow down, breathe, and refocus. If you appreciate the pieces I selected, they will be up for auction on the SAQA website, beginning on September 15. You can find information on the auction here.  I also have a piece in the auction in Section I which you are welcome to bid on as well.

Aspen III
Judy Warner

So, without further ado, here is my Dream Collection entitled “Tranquility Base”:

Linking as I often do to Nina Marie Sayre’s Off the Wall Friday blog.

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  1. Magnifique , j’aime cette sérénité.

  2. These are amazing, Judy. Thank you for the beautiful quilts and the good advice.

  3. Well curated collection!

  4. Thanks for this post, Judy — a reminder to me to create and post my own!

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