Martin’s Dream

Updated: Jan 17



Martin’s Dream, 74x87 inch sampler quilt by O.V. Brantley, 2002.

My quilt Martin’s Dream honors the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Almost everything that can be said about Martin (as I like to call him) has already been said, but if you want to learn more about Martin, check out my MLK Book list on my Amazon Storefront. Suffice it to say that he made the world a better place, and I am grateful.🙏🏾


Martin’s Dream is a traditional sampler quilt in a traditional setting in black and white. The red represents the blood shed to make Martin’s dream a reality. It is the border, however, that makes the quilt special — black and white boys and girls holding hands. Each child is individually pieced. It took me forever, but I was determined to make the point of the quilt inspired by one of Martin’s speeches. Martin’s Dream is part of my personal heirloom collection, and I would never part with it.


I believe that Martin’s dream was realized because individual people decided to do whatever they could, no matter how small, to make the world a better place. I believe you change the world by making one friend at a time. Make a new friend today. It’s hard to hate your friend.


Happy MLK DAY!❤️

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