Created by Nancy Reeves, a charter member, the Ocean Waves banner was a product of a guild challenge, held in 2000. She won first place in the challenge and donated the banner to the guild
The challenge was to use the patterned fabric to make something beautiful.
Nancy used the Ocean Waves logo block, alternating with squares within squares. She assigned the following meaning to each color-
Turquoise - When we are young, everything looks bright, healthy and happy - even as waves beat around us.
Green - As we get older we experience more responsibilities, more stress, more sadness. Our children become teenagers. Some of us experience divorce. The death of our parents sobers us.
Dark Blue - We are older, wiser, slower. some of us are ill or saddened by the death of our partner. You notice though that the dark blue is clam, deep, serene - reverent and devout.
Print (Challenge Fabric) - Through it all the waves are constant and crashing - touching us - changing us - but not beating us down.
Yellow - Around our lives, joys, sorrow, is the bright, helpful, uplifting circle of friends. They make sure we are not down too long. they cheer us and pray for us and visit us. They include us in the love of the Ocean Waves Quilt Guild.
Tassel - We have all graduated from something, even the school of hard knocks.