Tuesday, February 7, 2012

"Grandmother's Pearls of Wisdom" by Unicia Buster

I did this piece for my aunt, Juanita Buster, and entered it into an exhibition at the Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia titled "Pearls of Wisdom". It was initially called "Grandmother's Flowers." The lady on the pot is my grandmother, Mary Alice Buster. The center sunflower is an image of her five children by birth. In the centers of the remaining four flowers are the children, grandchildren and husband of four of her children. It's a play on the family tree theme. Stitched at the top and bottom are three quotes that my grandmother often said. And Mama used to say is what's printed on her shirt. Imitation pearls are stitched throughout. Enjoy.


  1. You have been nominated for a Liebester award! Congratulations.

    1. Can't believe I just saw this comment. Thank you.

  2. This is a great story quilt!