LETTERS HOME Tag

LETTERS HOME

Letters Home is a collection of letters written by our Mother (mostly) and our Father (sometimes), that chronicles their life overseas, with two, then three, then four young girls.  The letters were written to their mothers and are full of daily life, unique challenges, and humor. As we live in uncertain and challenging times, it seems fitting to share.

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In this letter penned by our father, he wishes his father a happy birthday and shares the adventure of visiting the hospital for a broken toe. Weezie and the girls...

This quilt depicts the turbulence of a Persian dust storm in 1959 and the way we feel in 2020. The dust and unrest covers everything, offering only glimpses of the other...

The central focus in this quilt is a large crate. Our Mother tells the story of their sea shipment arriving in a large wooden crate, the excitement of having a few...

As I worked on this quilt I thought about how our parents settled into a new life with many joys and a few challenges. I thought about how our mother...

As I worked on this quilt in my Letters Home series, I thought of our parents looking for a house to be able to call home in a land far...

Wow, what an evening!  This quilt draws from our Mother’s letter to the grandparents about an evening of dining, live performances, and dancing, then ending in a boat ride that...

Flow illustrates small moments that create an amazingly rich life in an environment with many restrictions, a bit like these times in a very different way! In reading about our...

On Our Way is the first of a series of art quilts inspired by letters our parents wrote home. In 1959, our parents took two little girls to Abadan, Iran....