This is the back of the heart dedicated to Depayne Middleton Doctor. She was 49 when she was slain last June during a Bible study circle at the Emanuel AME in Charleston. She left behind four daughters. So many people came to her funeral, they had to set up televisions in an overflow room in order to accommodate another 150 people.
According to “The Post and Courier”: ‘Middleton Doctor retired in 2005 as Charleston County director of the Community Block Grant Program. Last year, she began working for Southern Wesleyan University as admissions coordinator for the school’s Charleston learning center.’
The same article quotes a friend saying of Middleton Doctor’s singing voice: “So angelic it could move the very depth of your heart… How do you describe an angel?”
I made this heart and it was meant to capture a very rich personality, with some of the expansiveness of the heavens (the dotted dark cloths look like night skies to me).
Find out more about this remarkable woman and the family she left behind here.
To read more about this project,
please refer to the the sidebar category:
“Hearts for Charleston Quilt”
To investigate this style of quilting more,
please visit the inspiring and generous master quilter, Jude Hill
at her blog “Spirit Cloth“
beautiful heart mending in our broken world
That she left four daughters really hurts to read.
hopeful hearts Dee !
I hope so 🌟💜
This heart is rich and expansive. I wish I could have heard Depayne sing.
Me, too… or preach. She was a minister as well.
A loving project….the kind of care the world needs.
Beautiful Dee, you keep her voice and memory alive.
The contrast between slow cloth and swift and violent death is what I’m with right now. So many senseless killings of black people, especially of men, has happened since last June.
Thank you for continuing with all of this.
oh my, four daughters
it is such a beautiful, heartfelt quilt made with such loving kindness by all of you who have joined in
it is much needed