Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Swagger - 100 Women in Congress

Swagger has been juried into the SAQA Exhibit Balancing Act. The theme of this exhibit pertains to the many roles women are expected to take on in this modern society. In November, i read that for the first time in the history of America, 100 women would take seats in the next congress. How exhilarating.

The story...

100 Women in Congress

The conversation began with the founding mothers. Contained in a vessel, the classic symbol for women, their dialog is represented by interconnected stitch alone. Public voice was not an option for them. But, their whispered conversations became the foundation of what was to come.

In 2014, for the first time in American history, 100 of their daughters walk the halls of Congress. These women give a lot to be there--absence from family and other life activities, the need to deal with gender bias, not being a part of the “good old boys” network.  They persist.

Represented by 100 colorful circles placed on a cloth printed continuously with the number 100, they connect to each other. There remains room for the next 100. My hope is that it not take as long.

The quilt...

And a close up:

Linking to Nina-Marie

Monday, April 20, 2015

The Face of the Show

Imagine my delight when I received copies of these photos. My work featered on a billboard, flying high over Paducah, KY, advertising the Food forThought exhibit.

And on a sign in front of the museum, luring people in.
Caught me by surprise but well OK now.

Thank you SAQA, thank you National Quilt Musem and thank you Sarah Ann Smith for passing them on.
Linking to Nina-Marie