Thursday, May 6, 2010

Gift from a Crow and Sacred Threads

I was working in my yard contemplating my quilt for Sacred Threads. I needed to get something to drink and as I was coming back into the yard, a crow put something in my basket. It was a bone! This crow and I have been hanging out together all week as I work in the yard. I thanked her for her gift and she flew away. It was a most interesting experience. Anyway if you don't know about Sacred Threads, you need to check it out.

Sacred Threads is an exhibition of quilts exploring the subject themes of spirituality, joy, inspiration, peace/brotherhood, grief and healing. This biennial exhibition was established to provide a safe venue for quilters who see their work as a connection to the sacred and/or as an expression of their spiritual journey.

It has moved from Columbus, Ohio to Herndon, Virginia about 30 miles outside of Washington, D.C. The exhibit will from June 22 - July 4, 2011. 

Time to get creating!


  1. The prophet Eliah was fed by ravens. Ravens sat on Odin's shoulders to give him advice. Tibetan Buddhism sees crows and ravens as the assistants of the Protectors. The Tibetans believe that black birds should be treated with respect.
    Your story really fits into these concepts!

  2. Which makes me feel even better with my relationship with my crows. BTW, she puts stale bread in my bird bath then comes back later to eat it when it is soft. She doesn't seem to care that I am close and around. I welcome her visits.

  3. At a funeral recently a man stood to address the mourners........and told this story. He said he works in the automobile restoration business and has a garage where no one would usually come to.....because, he said, it is a MESS.......but our friend Art Hart, who died recently and was a wonderful auto craftsman of the highest quality......DID come by regularly to visit him. One day he said he was outside and this CROW came by and yakked and made unlike crow noises for about a half an hour. Later on that day he found that Art had died.......and he said "I knew he had come by for his last visit."

  4. Carol, What an amazing story. I loved it! Thanks for sharing. Love you! Karen


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