Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Gateway of Solace

This is the first quilt I made when I came to live in Ireland in December 2010. I worked six week stints in Portlaoise twice before and was very familiar with The Rock of Dunamase in County Laois, Ireland. The Church of Ireland, Ballycarroll, can be viewed through the ruins of the Norman castle built originally by Dairmuid MacMurragh, King of Leinster. It was part of his daughter, Aoife's dowry when she married Strongbow. I spent many hours on this limestone outcrop enjoying the surrounding landscape and taking pictures. Also tinking of my family, far away.

I would specifically like to thank Marilyn Pretorius. Without her beautiful hand painted fabrics, this  quilt would not be possible.

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