Ribbon Project Panel: A Family of Love
The Ribbon Panel depicts a brown appliqued brown wheel with six spokes representing father and three children, the appliqued carrot represents the mother. The background being white, there are two borders , first one is about 1 1/2 inch wide of a maroon background with various colors of flowers on vines, the next border 1/2 inch wide sewn to this is a turquoise background with maroon flowers, the back of the panel borders are slightly different. On the back left side is a piece of typed fabric explaining the panel. There are four maroon ties on the four corners for joining with other panels.
*Inscription on back left side: May 23, 1985/ This section was made by Pat Gillach of Arvada, Colorado./ It is a symbolic piecture of her family done by her oldest son, Joe, about 5 years ago. It includes all 7 members of the family - Joe (Dad), Pat (Mom), Joe 26, Mary 24, Tim, 23, Terry 21 and Jim 17. As Joe saw the family, his Dad was the hub with the 5 children forming spokes that radiated out from him. The rim of the wheel probably meant that the family was mobile, moving, far from lifeless and inert. Has Mom been forgotten? No. She is the life-giving carrot that gives uncounscious direction to others in the family. We love our family constellation and would hate to see it vanish in a nuclear war. Let's make peace ! !
*Inscription on the back next to the explanation: CO
*Inscription on back bottom right corner in a circle: A124