Inner Strength

   I have inner strength to help me live every day to the best of my abilities, no matter what I encounter.  After breaking my neck, surgery added a titanium plate that holds my spinal column together.  The mask of fear on the quilt is replaced with a mask of renewal- healing –growth. 

   The stained glass pieces are hand-cut. I ground the edges and wrapped them with copper foil.  The glass is sewn to the quilt.  I have incorporated my stained glass craft with my art quilting. The background is machine quilted.  The head and masks are hand pieced and hand sewn.

   No matter what we may encounter, we in northern Virginia are blessed with brilliant surgeons who can help put us together again! 

(A special thank you to Donald G. Hope, MD, FACS, Diplomate American Board of Neurological Surgery at The Center For Cranial & Spinal Surgery)

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