Wannabe Art

A place where one old woman shares her daily ups and downs and her attempts at art with strangers and friends out in Internet land.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Introducing Ms. Bama Love


Born Bama Boutwell, married at 16 and became Bama Haney, deserted by hubby, married a second time and became Bama Love. Born in 1877 died in 1961.





27 Comments:

At 6:06 PM, Blogger Vicki W said...

She's lovely!

 
At 6:14 PM, Blogger Jeanne Turner McBrayer said...

She is wonderful, Ann! I love all the detail you have included in the picture. And I'm glad that she has that happy expression instead of the "too many kids" look.

 
At 5:40 PM, Blogger Mary K. McGraw said...

Ann it is amazing how you translated a story about a woman in Walton county lore into an art quilt. All the research you did to find out who she was. I look forward to seeing her in person.

 
At 2:43 PM, Blogger Sarah said...

Wow, this is amazing! You really are talented!

 
At 8:24 PM, Blogger RED PEPPER QUILTS said...

Great quilt! Picture says a thousand words!

 
At 8:32 PM, Anonymous Lisa @celebrate CREATIVITY said...

Wow, this is really amazing. A real work of art. Wonderful to visit you.

 
At 8:32 PM, Blogger Tami said...

WOW!!! This is a stunning story quilt. Not to mention all the back story about Ms. Bama Love.

 
At 9:33 PM, Blogger Zonnah said...

Wow! this is amazing!

 
At 6:23 AM, Blogger Sandra said...

What a great depiction, but obviously you had to do work worthy of Bama Love (such a great name).
Thanks for sharing this quilt.

Come see my new quilt -#215 and my favorite antique quilts #220
Sandra Starley
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At 7:32 AM, Blogger Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Very interesting story, and wonderful quilt. My sister in law is married to a Haney, but they were from LA. Also my pastor's last name is Haney, but I think they were from up north. Small world.

 
At 7:18 PM, Blogger Cindy's Stitching said...

What a great quilt, like the story amazing detail.

 
At 7:42 AM, Blogger Emma said...

Wow, I'm amazed at all the work that went into this quilt!

 
At 7:50 AM, Blogger Kim said...

A beautiful tribute in a gorgeous quilt. What detail! Thank you for sharing.

 
At 9:40 AM, Blogger Cindra said...

What a fabulous story and wonderful quilt. I bet she was quite the lady.

 
At 1:48 PM, Blogger ROZ said...

Remarkable portrait

 
At 6:39 PM, Blogger Amy @ Park City Girl said...

What an amazing piece of art! Your blog title is wannabe art - but I think you deserve way more credit! Thank you for sharing this piece :)

 
At 7:05 PM, Blogger Quilt Rat said...

Outstanding, this has so much symbolism, great job!

 
At 3:18 AM, Blogger Andi said...

Wonderful!!!

 
At 3:31 AM, Blogger Micki said...

I love your quilt...she is just wonderful! It is truly an art quilt, and your story is like mine.My second marriage was to my soulmate, so we are both lucky with that.
Micki

 
At 2:28 PM, Blogger Janet Brady said...

What an amazing tribute to a fascinating woman. You should do a series of these to tell other women's stories. Awesome work.

 
At 3:43 PM, Blogger Judy Alexander said...

What a great story and such an interesting quilt. Love all the detail...just my style.

 
At 4:09 PM, Blogger DiddleDaddleDesigns said...

Wonderful.
Teresa

 
At 11:10 AM, Blogger Carol said...

A wonderful start to what I am sure will be a very interesting series. Quilting and genealogy together - great :)

 
At 2:10 PM, Blogger Paularay said...

She is wonderful.Its almost as if her spirit shines trough your work. reminds me of my grandmother from Frisco city Alabama. She could represent all southern Grandmas.

 
At 8:55 AM, Anonymous Pamela R said...

You are always so creative in the way you weave a story into your quilts. She is wonderful.

 
At 12:31 PM, Anonymous Sandi Miller said...

Ann,Ann,Ann,your talents are over the moon! I am so impressed and the quilt is truly beautiful. My mother in law would have loved to see this quilt. And, Bama is one I can show our third graders!

 
At 12:55 AM, Anonymous Arielle said...

This is such a wonderful wonderful work of art. The artistry is phenomenal, but I truly adore it as Bama was my great great grandmother. I look forward to sharing these photos of your wonderful quilt with my family. I know they will think it just as wonderful as I do. Thank you for sharing this!

 

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