The Quilting Bee
Pennsylvania Dutch Labs
Artist: Dianne Walsh
Artist's comments: This block was hand-painted using themes from Pennsylvania Dutch (Amish)
folk art as a way of saying hello from my two Pennsylvania-bred Labs,
Maverick and Charlie. The Distelfink (bird) is a symbol of good luck; the
hearts represent love; the crossed flowers represent friendship; the tulip
represents faith in yourself, in others, and in what you do; and the blue
scallops inside the large heart represent smooth sailing on the sea of
life. The rosette on the left-hand hex sign represents God's eye view of
the tulip, meaning that you will be in the grace of God. The right-hand hex
represents the four seasons and its colors mean protection (black), health
(yellow), creativity (red), and growth (green). The "Guten Tag" greeting is
German for hello!
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