Friday, March 06, 2009
The Obama Quilts
One of my favorite pattern names is Burgoyne Surrounded. Quilting has always been influenced by current events and that, in my opinion, was the unofficial theme for this show. Two quilts documenting and commemorating the election and all the hope and change that went with it.
The artists are Sherry Shine and Olga Butora. The Quilt is hand painted, drawn with charcoal and embroidered. It is machine quilted.
Sylvia Hernadez is the artist of the second work to reference Obama. The quilt patterns are from a book about Underground Railroad quilt patterns. The text is from Martin Luther King Jr's I have a Dream speech. I believe the face is hand embroidered.
This detail shows the face more clearly.