The Moses Quilt
Can the Pieces of a Former Slave's Story Change the Pattern of Her Future?
I love how Kathi Macias tackles the tough issues in her Freedom Series and so eloquently shows the readers the truth of slavery and human trafficking. In the Moses Quilt, first in The Quilt Series, Macias takes a look at modern day racial discrimination and ties it in with the historical work of Harriet Tubman.
Mazie Hartford loved Edward, but something is holding her back from committing to marriage, though he has asked her a couple of times. Could it be because Edward is black and she is white? Why would an interracial marriage concern her with her modern thinking and way of life?
It doesn't knowingly bother her, but what else is keeping her from marrying this kind, gentle man who she loves?
Mazie's great grandmother Mimi, hails from the deep south of AL. She lives with Mazie and her mother Lilly in northern California now as she is getting older and needs help with her daily needs. Mini has great intuition and senses the Holy Spirit nudging her to share a special heirloom quilt with Mazie. The quilt is called The Moses Quilt, and represents the life of Harriet Tubman. Mimi unfolds the story of this great hero to Mazie and soon Edward as she goes block by block describing what each represents.
Edward has heard this story of Harriet from his own grandfather and school, but being raised in modern day northern California, hasn't had to deal with the issues like Harriet did. Had Edward truly come to grips with what his heritage is?
As Mimi shares with them both, they look inside their own hearts and what they believe about slavery and equality, and how it will decide their future.
I love how Kathi not only utilizes the quilt to share with Mazie, but with Edward too. I think it is important for us to know our history, not so that it traps us there, but so we can see how far God has brought us.
About the Author: Kathi MaciasKathi Macias is a multi-award winning writer who has authored nearly 40 books and ghostwritten several others. A former newspaper columnist and string reporter, Kathi has taught creative and business writing in various venues and has been a guest on many radio and television programs. Kathi is a popular speaker at churches, women’s clubs and retreats, and writers’ conferences. She won the prestigious 2008 member of the year award from AWSA (Advanced Writers and Speakers Association) at the annual Golden Scrolls award banquet. Kathi “Easy Writer” Macias lives in Homeland, CA, with her husband, Al.
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