Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Patriotically Resisting: A Mini Quilt and Auction

When I heard that the Quilt Alliance mini quilt contest and auction theme was "Voices," I was inspired to create yet another politics-related quilt (because I firmly believe that a quilt's place is in politics).


Artist Statement: "In the aftermath of the 2016 election, I felt frustrated by insinuations that those who don't trust or believe in President Trump are unpatriotic. In fact, my love for my country inspires me to resist against forces that threaten it. I decided to shout this to the world accompanied by a patriotic pussyhat, a symbol of the most empowering day of my life so far, the Women's March (1/21/17)."

 

For the flag, I used a fantastic Cotton + Steel print that showcases state names. I decided to hand quilt the stars for extra texture and emphasis. Finally, I quilted the words and densely quilted the background with a fabulous dark purple thread, Aurifil 1200 (blue violet). This quilt was really inspiring to make, and I'm so glad to share it with someone else now!


The quilt is currently on auction with the Quilt Alliance until November 20 (#38 at this link) - please consider supporting this wonderful nonprofit organization by bidding on a mini quilt. And if you bid on mine, I hope it encourages you to keep fighting for the America you believe in (and also of the power we the people have in this fight - which also showed its face in last week's elections! Yeah!!).


  

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7 comments:

  1. BRAVA~~ I love this and totally support what you do!! I thought your quilt for the Women's March was terrific! This one was AT LEAST as good and meaningful!! Thank you!!

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  2. This is an awesome mini quilt! The thought, detail, and emotion that went into creating it radiate out and give me a lot of hope. Thank you for sharing and I am envisioning how awesome it is going to be on display by the winning bidder... !!!

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  3. I love your mini! quilting is a good way to stand up for women's rights! hugs from France

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  4. Awesome quilt, I love how the message ties in so well with your fabric choices and quilting designs.

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  5. Absolutely wonderful. Thank you for sharing.

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  6. Thank you for a great explanation. I was looking online for a similar idea and really appreciate it

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