Visiting my daughter for a week in Atlanta. She is attending Emory University, getting her RN, on her way to becoming a Certified Nurse Midwife. She completed a year of midwifery training and working with mothers and families in El Paso, Texas at Maternidad La Luz Birth Center and School. An amazing experience, and she wants to work with a more inclusive body of people than might give birth at a center or at home. Black women and babies die at a much higher rate than other ethnicities, and she is learning how to make that discrepancy change. We experienced this with my son’s teacher’s wife and baby in “progressive” Berkeley California!! I was shocked that any mother dies in childbirth anymore, especially in a hospital!! And especially in the wealthiest country in the world! They gave her an experimental drug instead of the usual one.
I am inspired by my daughter’s determination!!!
On to the inspiration from the art at the Atlanta Botanical Garden. If I was as prolific a quilter as I know some of you are, I’d be showing you quilts! In the meantime, here are some patterns I saw, that might inspire you to make your own!!
First, here’s what I saw from the airplane. I often see quilts in all kinds of places!!
The following are the amazing plants I saw, all with such beautiful markings, colors….some day I hope to incorporate them into my quilts.!! You’ve seen some of these in houseplants. In the thankfully cooler greenhouses, it was exciting to see them growing naturally in their jungle-like displays.
And a couple outside in the gardens.
I hope your summer is enjoyable, restful, exciting in good ways, and inspirational!!