Friday, March 6, 2020

International Women's Day quilts

This beautiful original batik is my IWD quilt made from an African artwork gifted to me by a friend ten years ago or so. It is the only one piece quilt I have done, and using hand-quilting. For me the image represents that three stages of a woman's life: the virgin, mother and the older wise woman. I added the wide black border pieced from commercial cotton fabric over-dyed. It is available for sale (POA).

Another quilt I associate with IWD is the Shrines dedicated to the images that thea Gaia had printed of ancient images of women revered in the times before the domination by patriarchal ideas the consequent institutions that evolved here: