Friday, June 1, 2007

The Riches of Quiltmaking

Here is a picture of a woman in West Virginia in 1972 with the quilt she has just made. She is not a wealthy woman, as the picture indicates. It is likely that she has worked hard all of her life. Yet, look at her gorgeous work--a unique masterpiece of crazy quilting--a spread fit for a king. Who would say that there are no outlets for creativity for women in the home? This is, however, an art that is not dead and is more than likely reviving. Even down at the National Science Foundation, where I had to go weekly until recently, there was a quilting club, where ladies gathered on the lunch hours to quilt.

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