So I wrote a book entitled, “A Joyful Embrace: A Memoir.” It is now available for purchase as an e-book, paperback, or hardback on Amazon. The book was a labor of love about the rare glimpse into the inspiring and joyful life of my daughter, Mimi, who was born with cerebral palsy. Though wheelchair-bound with the mental capacity of a delightful two-year-old her entire life, her extraordinary social and spiritual gifts challenged what is “normal” for anyone she encountered.
I also designed and made the collage art quilt, entitled Angel in Flight, which graces the cover of the book. My friend, Lisa Taylor, did a beautiful job longarming the quilt. The pdf pattern is available for sale in my Etsy shop.
Profits from the book will be joyfully donated to The Village Learning Center in Mimi’s memory.
6 thoughts on “Angel in Flight Art Quilt on “A Joyful Embrace: A Memoir””
When you start reading A Joyful Embrace, you don’t want to stop! Your masterful writing skills had me laughing and crying and it was uncanny the way you made me feel as if I were right there in the story with you and your family. It is such a personal, loving account that has given me even greater admiration for the families of children with special needs. Thank you, Dixie.
Thanks Betty for your kind words! And thanks for all joyful volunteering you do at The Village!
I am so happy for you and cannot wait to read the book. I know it was a labor of love
and I can’t wait for others to discover the wonder and love of Mimi.
Thanks Carol for being a part of Mimi’s joyful embrace!
Congratulations on your book and that is a wonderful quilt on the cover!
Aw thanks! 🙂