Pretty and Strong — A Legacy is Born

Pretty and Strong, 38 x 38 inch quilt, by O.V. Brantley, 2012. For sale at www.etsy.com/shop/ovbrantleyquilts.

Pretty and Strong, 38 x 38 inch quilt, by O.V. Brantley, 2012. For sale at http://www.etsy.com/shop/ovbrantleyquilts.

Life has a lot of twists and turns, highs and lows, ups and downs, but every now and then, you hit a sweet moment. This weekend I participated in the initiation of my daughter India into our sorority Delta Sigma Theta. It was a sweet moment.

Our initiation ceremonies are secret. India had no idea about the time or the place of her initiation. I managed to sneak into Pittsburgh and hide out until the appointed time for the initiation ceremony without India having a clue. (My cover story was that I was attending a quilt show at the Gwinnett Center).  Her face when she entered the room and saw her mother who was supposed to be in Atlanta was a priceless moment.

Throughout India’s life, I secretly tried to raise her to be a Delta woman — a pretty and strong servant-leader. It was a sweet moment when I pinned the letters Delta Sigma Theta over her heart.

India and O.V. Brantley after India's initiation into Delta Sigma Theta

India and O.V. Brantley after India’s initiation into Mu Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta

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About ovbrantley

I am a passionate quilter who also is the general counsel for a major urban county in Georgia. I manage to pursue my triple passions of motherhood, quilting and traveling.
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One Response to Pretty and Strong — A Legacy is Born

  1. Rosalind says:

    OV, I am just so proud of India and this monumental step in her glorious life. It is wonderful to have her within our glorious sisterhood. She was indeed raised to be a Delta woman! And the quilt is beautiful!

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