"Fractured Little Red School House"
@eacox24 was our Queen 🐝 for the modern quilt bee group I'm in. I decided to make an extra block to send.
Her prompt was so moving. It was "deconstructed".
I must say, if we in America don't think our children's safety and education equality for ALL is not at risk for major deconstruction, we are disillusioned to say the least.
👉 for original block
Our bee mate E.A. @eacox24 is queen in February.
She gave us a thoughtful, moving, intensely private prompt.
The quilt will be, I believe, the most moving of the bee. I can't wait to see what my friends interpret from our "deconstructed" prompt.
I went personal for me with my first block.
As y'all know, I believe we are in a crucial place here in the USA. I chose to deconstruct our symbol, the flag.
Then I put her back together. Much how I pray America will during these times.
I used @quilterpatsloan free flag pattern then cut away.
Hope this speaks to you my bee mate.
👉 for process
My favorite pieces of art within @911memorial museum 🇺🇸 - my first time seeing it all. Wow. I was a child on 9/11/01 and I remember it so vividly, especially being so close in NJ. Scroll for artist credits I could find (plus 3 and 4 are by Spencer Finch). If you find yourself in New York, and you're ready to take it all in, make sure you go. #911museum#politicalquilt#neverforget
Second block's stitching done for @sjsacademy. If you aren't familiar with the Social Justice Sewing Academy, check the account. Young students learn about power, privilege and oppression and take those lessons into self-expression and activism. All design, cutting and gluing is done by young artists and stitching is done by volunteers so the blocks can be made into quilts. This feels like a great way to take being an ally into action. If you want to volunteer, send a DM to @sjsacademy #sewingactivism#politicalquilt
One block's stitching for @sjsacademy done! If you aren't familiar with @sjsacademy, check it out. The blocks are made by young students learning about expression, self-empowerment and activism. The art/lettering is designed, cut and glued by students and sent to volunteers help with stitching so the blocks can be made into social justice quilts. #sewingactivism#politicalquilt
Here are my three entries to #threadsofresistance . They didn't get in the exhibit, but I've written about them on my blog if you're interested in the back story. All three are hand embroidered, hand appliqued and hand quilted. #linkinbio
a little over 24 hours left til the deadline... this might actually happen, despite car crap taking up so much unexpected time (i have a courtesy car now, no thanks to ICBC!). i still need to write two artist's statements though, that's always the hard part.... #threadsofresistance#echoquilting#politicalquilt#queerquilter
Happy Earth Day! Linda MacDonald makes some big statements with her quilts about how we treat nature. This is part of the Three Left Coast Artists exhibit, a politically activist exhibit that explores social, economic, and political issues. What does this piece communicate to you? #earthday#EnvironmentalArt#PoliticalQuilt#lindamacdonaldquilt#sjmqt
These are not your average cuddly quilts, but stitched expression of political voices. Opening on April 21st: "Three Left Coast Artists: Linda Gass, Linda MacDonald, and Gyongy Laky" is based on Barbara Shapiro's essay about these 3 artists' devotion to their chosen political causes. This piece is by MacDonald and has a fascinating story. "Freedom-- It's about energy and when oil crises occur, companies pump more and more. There are always spills and those horse head pumps have to work so hard. Sort of silly, but I like seeing those pumps in reality continually working and can't help, but think they might want to be unchained. This pump has broken free from continually slavery and can frolic away. The ones in the background are all doing something different from their job." This show will run April 21-July 16. @macdonaldpainter www.sjquiltmuseum.org, lindamacdonald.com #sjmqt#PoliticalQuilt#artandpolitics#dtsj#barbarashapiro#EnvironmentalArt#lindamacdonaldquilt#modernquilt
Tea and Skittles 40″ x 48″ (2016) by Thomas Knauer. "It has been more than four years since Trayvon Martin was murdered by George Zimmerman. I am also done being silent. It is my responsibility to speak, not as a quilter, or as a public figure (of sorts), but as a human being. It is doubly my responsibility because I am a white man. It is my responsibility because as long as those who hold places of privilege remain silent this dreadful history will continue to be written. And I am very much privileged here in America simply by the chance truth of my birth-sex and the color of my skin."-Knauer http://www.thomasknauersews.com/original-sin/ See this quilt starting April 21: http://www.sjquiltmuseum.org/upcoming-exhibitions/ #ModernQuilt#FiberArt#trayvonmartin#PoliticalQuilt#SJMQT
So proud for my work to be included in this article from the Chicago Tribune alongside my heroes @cauchycomplete @yomaryfons @jacquietps @sonicstitches and more. The link to the article is in my profile. Thanks Cindy Dampier for reaching out!
Thanks Jessica @quiltyhabit for posting this. Please see info below. United We Quilt will be an ongoing online exhibit! ************#Repost @quiltyhabit with @repostapp
🇺🇸 United We Quilt is a new website I'm helping to manage, where quilters all around the world can share their empowering work in response to the new U.S. administration. 🇺🇸 It's free to submit current and past work with related themes. You can read more and access the current gallery through my blog or www.unitedwequilt.com. Don't forget to submit to #threadsofresistance too - the deadline for this traveling exhibit is May 1. #unitedwequilt#politicalart#politicalquilt#resist#womensmarch#modernquilting#modernquilt
Making this quilt inspired by the "quilts of resistance" call. My idea was positive -- US welcoming/caring about the world. But I am afraid it is US consuming the world #wip#politicalquilt#messagebackfire
Looking for something to sew to this weekend? ✂️ This episode of #sitandsewradio is all about Quilts and Politics, and how women have been using quilts to speak their minds since...well, forever. 🇺🇸 It's a much-needed podcast episode (imho) and thank you so much to @quiltaddictsanonymous for interviewing me about my #womensmarch quilt. Link in profile. #politicalquilt#politicalart#modernquilting
Yay political quilts! ☮️💪 This beautiful piece is on display @ctr4chr - made by the Peach State Stitchers. The border represents 42 different countries fighting for civil and human rights. #politicalquilt#centerforcivilandhumanrights
Auditioning borders. Ideally I'd use the solid gray from the text but I'm almost out and it doesn't match anything on my kona color card (darker than graphite but lighter than charcoal). The Alison Glass spheres print is a pretty good color match, but do I want a print for the border? It's 48x48 now. Thinking 60x60 total? #ResistanceIsFruitfulQuilt#politicalquilts#politicalquilt#quilting#htwipit @hawthornethreads
Fully inspired by my #ebmq group meeting last night, I’m gonna tackle this new project. And maybe, just maybe, I’ll turn this #regularquilt into a #politicalquilt . Thanks to this group of crazy quilters for the inspiration. ✨
To our friends in the US, please remember to vote tomorrow. This great country, which has gone to the moon and back with ideals of freedom and equality, must continue to strive to be a beacon of hope and land of opportunity for all. Terror and fear can never triumph. Remember also that sometimes it is rocket science. Rhetoric alone will not build a rocket. Thank you to #quiltfestival for the amazing #quiltshow and to @equilterfabrics for the awesome exhibit. It was truly inspiring. #tothemoonandback#gotv#getoutthevote#politicalquilt#spacetravel#amazing#quiltmarket
"Woman's Rights Quilt" (Illinois ca. 1875): A detailed 19th century appliqué quilt featuring scenes both of the American Civil War and the push for women's rights. It's possible that the quilt presents a satire of the latter, given the images of a woman leaving her husband and child to fend for themselves as she heads off to fight for the cause and another image of the child praying alone (for mother to come home?). Either way, a fascinating combination of subjects in one quilt. It's part of the Metropolitan Museum of Art's "American Quilts and Folk Art" exhibit on display through August 7 #craftinghistory#quilt#quilting#crafting#sewing#applique#historyofquilting#historyofcrafting#politicalquilt#stitchwork#stitchart#needlework#metmuseum