I am so lucky to be able to submit a quilt block to the StorySave Quilt. My dear, sweet mother-in-law, Ollie Hays created the block for me. She is 85 years old and is a wonderful seamstress who loves a challenge! Together we work on the design, I purchase the materials and then she works her magic to produce a work of art.
This year I chose the theme of Aladdin's lamp. I have been working on stories from 1001 Arabian Nights. It has been challenging work. The stories are complex and rewarding. I created my own version of The Ebony Horse, told from the Princes' youngest sister's view point.
Cassy Welburn from Calgary and I presented a storytelling café on the theme of 1001 Arabian Nights in September, 2009. Cassy told the frame story, I told The Ebony Horse and Cassy closed with the story of Pearl Harvest. The mood for the café was set with the music of the Hurdy Gurdy, composed by Barb Dwyer of Olds, Alberta. It was a wonderfully magical evening of stories and music!