I challenged my children to come up with designs that would please them. My elder son was the first to give me his concept and the first to have his quilt finished - the rest are in progress or in conception. Photography is a hobby for him and he found a photo of a total eclipse that exuded trememdous energy. He wanted me to incorporate a symbolic image of the eclipse surrounding the Native American Wheel of Life. We chose colors that represent energy, peace, good times, challenges and eternity. Unfortunately, the photograph here does not do justice to the metallic threads of gold sewn in expanding rays all around the eclipse to suggest tremendous cosmic energy - the same kind of energy this son uses daily.