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The quilting life - Alumni Profiles
September 2013 Issue
Donna Leigh Jackins’ life hangs on a wall in her Birmingham, Ala., living room. There’s a press pass from a trip to the CNN Center in Atlanta; a little sock representing a Christmas stocking; a mermaid, like the one she painted in a mural at her family’s lake house; a tiny December birthstone ring; an Arch pin; a Georgia Bulldog and a poem: “Part of me is structured Part of me is free Part of me lives by the rules And part of me is on a spree. Society builds fences Souls require space Conformity and confounding I run my human race.” The poem and the mementos are on a canvas quilt that covers about 30 square feet of space on one side of the room. Hundreds of tiny items, memories from Jackins’ seven decades of life are sewn or glued onto the quilt. Even her cat left his mark—tiny paw prints from the day he walked through paint and then …
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