Like I said in my last post, I never know what quilts are going to come my way. Each one comes into my life for a brief time, and then they move on. But some quilts stick in my mind forever. The Ali Kemp T.A.K.E. quilt is one of those quilts.
In 2002, Ali Kemp a 19 year old college student was murdered in a Kansas City suburb. In the aftermath of the tragedy, her parents formed The Ali Kemp Education foundation as a way to teach women self-defense.
Since then T.A.K.E. has hosted numerous self-dense classes showing thousands of women how to defend themselves from an attacker.
Using fabric donated by Kathy (owner of The Quilt Shoppe in Stewartsville), Tula Pink designed and pieced this quilt to give to the T.A.K.E. foundation. I was so honored to have a part in quilting this quilt.
Although it is hard to see in my picture, I quilted her name in the middle and made it look like a shooting star to represent her brief, but bright life here on earth.