the Vision of the Star Quilt
by BJ Red Brown Buffalo Woman and Katie Ghost Horse
greet each grandmother, mother, daughter, auntie, sister with love from
our hearts to yours. We ask our grandmothers and mothers to bring blessing
to each one of you.
We would also like to thank each of you for your wonderful prayers and
sharing of your hearts, this is truly a blessing and the sign of the
prophecies coming to be.
Red boys name is Young Blood
He brings to us the medicine wheel to remind us we are all equal
human beings and we are all related in the circle of life.
are now spinning the web of the healings that was predicted 19 generations
ago, that the women of the world would unite and bring healings to the
people of the Earth Mother. With love from our sacred hearts, our sacred
song, our heartfelt prayers, and our gentleness. We each stand up in
our dignity, integrity, and virtue, allowing our natural nurturing to
be all that we can be. We support each other as sisters, mothers and
grandmothers through our mutual respect for each woman being an individual
with a destiny to fulfill and to be in service of and for the wellness
of the childrens children 7 generations forward. Together bring
forth this wellness to flow through to their mothers, fathers, grandmothers
and grandfathers to gain the understanding of the earth changes.
the visions that have come through in the sacred ceremonies
At the 5th Sundance, some years back, our prayers were for the children
to stop killing each other in our school systems; one prayer was, what
can be done to help stop this? We heard the children speak of their
fears of being killed in a place that was supposed to be a safe. This
caused so much pain in our hearts.
Black and yellow girl's name is Belongs
She brings to us the sacred drum to remind us of the heart beat of
the people to encourage us love each human being as a whole so that
our heart beats strong.
of the answers that came through was to make star quilts for all the
children, that if we did this the grandmothers would wave a web of protection
around all the children in our families, and any one who made these
star quilts would be giving gifts of wisdom from their ancestors. The
answer to our prayers came through during the childrens round,
there were 12 children dancing and in the support area we counted 28.
The vision was shared with our daughters, sisters and women in our extended
family, 57 women and 3 men volunteered to help.
girls name is Snow.
She brings to us the willow hoop to help us
to remember to live in a sacred circle.
the volunteers in placefilled with love and prayers for our childrens
safetywe began our star quilt project of 40 star quilts as our
goal. We began receiving calls from other members in our extended family
that were not at the dance and could we please include their children.
We completed this star quilt project for the next year's Sundance with
150 star quilts. The most rewarding part of the project was watching
the children choose their quilt.
became the living prayer working together, united in a common goal that
has brought so much love and nurturing to the children form all of our
hearts. The children say their star quilts are magic, that the grandmothers
come and tell them stories while they sleep. Some call them their magic
quilts, some say they have never before felt so loved and cared for.
Mothers shared with us that the star quilts never get dirty. Others
have shared if they do get dirty, the children stay by the washing machine
and the dryer till they are done. We have been told they keep their
star quilts with them wherever they go. One young girl heard that a
Sun dancer didnt have a blanket and was cold at night so she loaned
her star quilt. For me I watched the news and saw that the killings
in the schools have stopped. As human beings, we have the power together
to change the sickness of the world.
Yellow boy's name is Little Sun
He brings us the turtle and sunflower to remind us to continue growing
in balance with all that is around us.
years ago we were struck with devastation of the twin towers and the
bombings in Iraq. Once again the prayers were put out to the grandmothers:
"what could we do to help stop this sickness of killing of our
innocent children." Well dont you know they said make star
quilts for all the children of the world and we will weave a web of
again the journey to this new project begins and what I have come to
understand it is not an I project it is we project;
if any of our sharing has touched your hearts and you would like to
help, let us know.
quilt patterns above show the seven nations of children which represent
all people and the universe as a whole. The children have come forth
like the grand spider mothers to proclaim it is time for all of us to
unite in harmony.
more about the seven nations of children, see the work of Clem Iron
Wing, Randy Jones & Matthew Richter on the website www.iwchildren.org/Story/itbegan.htm