Guarding Against Forgetting

September 9th, 2014

st hilarysThe Old St. Hilary’s Catholic Church in downtown Tiburon, California is the most recognized historical structure in town. It is no longer only a Catholic building, but stands for history of the old days.  Tiburon Landmarks Society commemorated the building with a project. They recruited local volunteers to needlepointing local wildflowers  designs on  kneelers for each of the sixteen pews. Since the Tiburon Mariposa lily on Ring Mountain became protected as an endangered flower the same year my brother died, and was represented as one of the flowers on the kneelers, I volunteered to make a kneeler, but the coordinator gave me a blue iris design instead.  I didn’t really care, I just wanted my work to be in the old church. Continue reading “Guarding Against Forgetting” »