In 2001, I was commissioned to paint a four-sided mural on a garden shed in the Huntington neighborhood of Alexandria, Virginia. The home owner requested that the shed celebrate her Mother, who was a gifted maker of traditional American patchwork quilts. Together we planned the four panels, each of which features one or more quilts, as well as one of the four cats with whom the owner had by that time shared her home. The side of the shed facing the street features a portrait of her Mother working on a quilt in her lap, as she sits on her front porch, a cat at her feet staring curiously at the viewer. The other three sides all feature different multiple quilts, hanging behind a picket fence lined with flowers and, of course, another cat. The mural has held up well over the years, and continues to draw comment by neighbors and passersby.