Saturday, September 1, 2018
November 2016, Before They Knew
Unfortunately, that day ended with the election of a man that we felt would be harmful to every single thing we cared about--the environment, working people, women, immigrants, people of color, education, and basic human decency.
My daughter is wearing a brooch she inherited from my mother, Ella Gaquin--a woman born before women could vote. My mother's mother, Thelma Watt, and my mother's grandmother, Minnie Hall, were both suffragettes in upstate New York. Our family has a long history of feminine activist.
This quilt has been a long time in the making, and I'm still not 100% happy with it--but it's done...at least for now. I plan to hang it in my show at the Orcas Center next week, along with 19 other pieces, so like it or not, I needed to complete it.