by Annette Bradshaw and Gwyn Franson
The Relief Society Monument to Women at Nauvoo, Illinois, was created and erected as a tribute to all women. Thirteen life-sized sculptures, created by Dennis Smith and Florence Hansen, have been erected there in a majestic garden setting. Individually, the sculptures voice a statement on specific roles that women play. Collectively, they paint a vision of the circle of her influence. Their beauty and workmanship are an inspiration to all who experience them. This book, A Woman’s Gifts, is the second in a series of three containing those Nauvoo Monuments to Womanhood. It is a collection of five samplers which focus on the talents of art, learning, compassion and spiritual insight. The five are (1) Compassionate Woman [83 sqs. x 146 sqs]; (2) Woman and Her Talents [78 sqs. x 151 sqs.]; (3) Woman in Prayer [66 sqs. x 116 sqs.]; (4) Woman Learning [62 sqs. x 122 sqs.]; and (5) Fulfillment [80 sqs. x 110 sqs.]. Comprehensive instructions and drawings are provided for each of the five projects.