Remembrance Day

On this Remembrance Day, I think of poppies. How they originally symbolized the end of WW1 and now include the remembering of the many fallen soldiers of various wars.

I made this quilt for a Quilt of Valour using the Island Batik fabric collection “Freedom.” It is my own design.

In Flanders Field

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
  That mark our place; and in the sky
  The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
  Loved and were loved, and now we lie
      In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
  The torch; be yours to hold it high.
  If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
      In Flanders fields.

Written by John McCrae, Guelph, Ontario.

6 thoughts on “Remembrance Day

  1. Beautiful quilt Gail for a very worthy group. Touches my heart. I am the daughter of a veteran, the ex wife of a veteran and my children’s stepbrother just retired from active duty after 6 tours in Afghanistan. 🙏🏻

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