Poverello and the Birds

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Poverello and the Birds
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On an excursion to a village cathedral several summers ago, I captured a photograph of a plainly dressed man feeding birds in the church courtyard. In the busy midst of buses, shoppers, and tourists, the birds and the man shared a simple and probably frequent communion. The scene reminds me of stories of Saint Francis of Assisi— known to townsfolk as Poverello, “the poor one”—so I named the quilt Poverello and the Birds.
Commercial and hand-dyed cotton, fusible web, photograph
Digitally designed and manipulated, hand cut, fused, stitched

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