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Tag Archives: Human Rights Campaign

Sexism In Quilting – The Conversation Worth Having

24 May

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Today is a another special occasion. I have an interview with a blogger and quilter. I just met Stephanie in a Fiber Artist group online…. No, it was not secret. As we all know, 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 second interview. Her name is

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Homophobia In Quilting – Let’s Talk About It

20 May
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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

20 May

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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

Professional Pictures of My HRC Quilt

11 Jul

The quilt is finished and I’m so happy! The deadline was the 15th; I’m taking it to the post office tomorrow. My friend Anthony took the photos and I’m just in love with them! I never thought one of my quilts would look this good on camera, but I just love the style of the pictures, as well as how he really accentuated the quilting stitches! I really cannot describe how pleased I am with how it turned out. I’m still heartbroken about Orlando, but I hope by donating this to the Human Rights Campaign Dinner and Silent Auction, I can be responsible for some kind of change, no matter how small.

Wish me luck!

Finished The Quilting

1 Jul

Now to find a binding fabric! I’m in love with how the quilting turned out, and I just love the equal sign motif. Since the quilt is a memorial to the Orlando shooting, and it’s going to be at the Human Rights Campaign dinner, I really want it to be perfect. I really have to thank Wonderfil’s line of threads. I used both Decobob and Mirage. I think it turned out wonderfully. The only thing missing is the binding. Maybe a rainbow-esque fabric… We’ll see! Wish me luck!

Donating My Orlando Tribute Quilt

30 Jun

When I started work on this quilt, I wanted to donate it to some charity or have it auctioned with the proceeds going somewhere worthy. Well, two days ago I got an email from someone at the Human Rights Campaign, and they were looking for items for their silent auction, so I decided that my memorial quilt for the Orlando shooting victims would be at the 20th Annual Human Rights Campaign National Dinner and Silent Auction held on Saturday, September 10th in Washington, DC at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. I feel honored that I was invited to donate for the silent auction, and I know it is for a good cause!

The pictures are a bit darker. I was playing around with filters on my camera and thought these looked the best. They really capture the sadness of it. I’m just in love with this quilt. I’ll be sad to part with it. Now I just have to finish it. I have 7 more equal signs to go, and then I have to quilt and bind it! Wish me luck!