It was signed (by royal seal) between the feudal barons and King John at Runnymede near Windsor Castle. The document was a series of written promises between the king and his subjects that he, the king, would govern England and deal with its people according to the customs of feudal law. Magna Carta was an attempt by the barons to stop a king – in this case John – abusing his power with the people of England suffering.
My Quilt to be exact.
Last year I was approached by the Museum of Natural Science in Houston to display my sample piece of the ‘Bayeux Tapestry to Quilt’ in their exhibition of the Magna Carta. I was thrilled as you can imagine and a little taken back at the same time. However during the Houston Quilt Festival we met and I agreed they could have it for the duration of the exhibition which ends in August this year.
I knew I wouldn’t get here to see it, but an opportunity came my way and I find myself in Houston and today I had the chance to visit the Museum. Blessings.
I walked down a corridor into the next room.
Never did I imagine it would be in its own beautiful display.
The more I looked at it, the more I thought, “its fitting” and I have a small inkling now of how the entire quilt will look on display all 263 feet of it.