Havlan made three quilts to celebrate the new millennium. "The Herald" is one of them. Pictured is a boy "heralding" in the 21 st century. He stands poised to open the gate leading from the 20th century to the 21 st century. The leaves fall as we gaze through the gate to a bright future. The techniques used in this work are needle-turned and raw-edged applique, hand painting, and free-motion, machine quilting.