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Homophobia In Quilting – Let’s Talk About It

Today is a special occasion. I have an interview with the man who posted the screen shots from, the now infamous, Conservative Quilters group. I have been following Frank as an artist for quite a while, but have only recently started to interact with him personally. I’m working on a set of 4 interviews with people who have been victims of Homophobia, Racism, Sexism, and Ignorance, as these are the themes for a quilt I’m working on for the Human Rights Campaign Dinner. This is our first interview. His name is Frank Palmer, a quilter from Dultuh, and let’s get to know him…

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First Block – Homophobia

The Way This Works:

I’m working on quilt for the HRC fund raising dinner in DC this fall. I decided, based upon recent events, (If you’re not sure what I’m talking about, click here) to make a wall hanging that tackles some of the issues we’ve been seeing come to light in, not only the quilting community, but the world in general. The four blocks will be a message about Homophobia, Racism, Sexism, and Ignorance. With each of the blocks that I post, I’ll be posting an interview I did with someone that has had to deal with that topic. The interview for this block will be with Continue reading

Started Designing A New Quilt


I decided to channel all of this anger into something creative. I feel like I’m expending too much energy getting worked up over rereading the posts from that group. I decided to channel into making the quilt I;m donating to the Human Rights Campaign Diner fundraiser in Washington DC this year. Last year I did an Orlando tribute quilt with 49 equal signs. This year I’ll be making a 4 panel wall hanging. This is the art for the first block. Now I have to decided…. Embroidery or applique?

Hopefully the block isn’t too hard to understand.

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