This quilt was made for one of the most unique multi-faceted individuals I have ever met and this quilt depicts just a few sides of her most interesting life.
The recipient pledged the Central Michigan Zeta Rho chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha, Incorporated as an undergraduate student. AKA was the first sorority founded by and for African-American women. Currently there are 4 NPHC sororities in existence.
The middle section was made from a large silk scarf. This had to be sewn with kid gloves as it was a very fragile fabric.
Although I am a Kappa Kappa Gamma and NOT an AKA, I love their choice of pearls as their official jewel and the color scheme of pink and green.
The recipient was also an FBI agent for many decades. When I was asked to make the quilt, I made sure she included one of those awesome windbreakers with the gigantic letters on the back.
Because she is an associate pastor at the historic Shiloh Baptist Church which was actually founded during the Civil War in Confederate Virginia, I made sure to incorporate some fabric with religious motifs.
This is the fabric we used for the back of the quilt. These whales are just as cute as can be and the color combination is perfect for an Alpha Kappa Alpha or a Delta Zeta project.