Addy has a lot to be excited about. The Civil War is over, slavery has been abolished, and her whole family-her mother and father, her big brother Sam and her little sister Esther-are back together again after over a year of being scattered apart. Best of all, her parents have decided that now they are a free couple, they can officially get married.
Now that Momma and Poppa are free, they decide to have a real, legal ceremony in the church. As a wedding present, Addy makes a quilt out of leftover scraps. She even sews appliques, or cutouts, of a broom to tell her parents’ story. As she sews, she comes to realize that even though it didn’t mean Momma and Poppa were legally wed while they were in slavery, the broom still meant they were married in every other sense of the word.
We, at Girl Again, were so moved by Addy and her story, we were inspired to create a special event each year to celebrate Black History Month. At this special event, we will be creating doll-size quilts for our dolls back home, in true Addy Walker style. Don’t worry if you can’t sew. We’ll be using a special no sew technique for our quilts. We hope to see you here on February 23rd, from 11am to noon! There are limited spots available. You can sign up here: Addy’s Quilt or call 914-358-1460.
We also have many items at Girl AGain and on our e-Shop for Addy. We have dolls, accessories and clothes all from Addy’s story. We also have her books if you would like to learn more about Addy’s time. We hope to see you soon.
Written by Colleen O.