The Big Day, Milly & The Quilt

Jenny’s experience this past week with her State Governor must be read. I find it uplifting – and it might bring you to your knees too! Please, read on…

A Teacher's Reflections

I travelled with Milly, the master quilter, to the Massachusetts State House in Boston this week.  We presented my classroom’s Peace Quilt to the Governor and Lieutenant Governor.  What a day!  This quilt has been two years in the making, yet the roots of our quilting go back much further.  Milly is a Fairy Godmother to the children, making magic happen.

This week, it happened like this…

We arrived at the State House, greeted at our car by Tammy with the Governor’s staff, and were walked to the Grand Staircase where the quilt presentation would occur.  It is elegant: marble and wrought iron, stained glass, with an adjacent rotunda.  Families began to gather, and I was put under the wing of Nick who coordinated how everything would smoothly fall into place.  I had a podium with a microphone.  A long table covered with a white cloth was ready to display the quilt.

Governor Baker and…

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Author: John Fioravanti

I'm a retired History teacher (35 years), husband, father of three, grandfather of three. My wife, Anne, and I became business partners in December, 2013, and launched our own publishing company, Fiora Books (, to publish my books. We have been married since 1973 and hope our joint business venture will be as successful as our marriage.

7 thoughts on “The Big Day, Milly & The Quilt”

  1. Thanks for sharing a feel-good today, John. Promoting PEACE in this manner – and inspiring young minds to hold that thought, can and will change our world, I have no doubt.
    (Madelyn Griffith-Haynie – ADDandSoMuchMORE dot com)
    ADD/EFD Coach Training Field founder; ADD Coaching co-founder
    “It takes a village to transform a world!”

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