Quilting for Obama

>> Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Denyse Schmidt made this quilt. According to the Obama website,

Renowned contemporary American quilt artist Denyse Schmidt and friends have created a quilt inspired by Barack Obama’s message of hope and change. Long before women had the vote, they created quilts with political and commemorative themes. We are proud to participate in this honorable tradition.
I'm tempted to ask some questions about the idea of political quilting, quilting as material culture, and/or political quilting and women's agency pre- and post-19th Amendment, but that's not the purpose of this blog, so...

Donations to the campaign ($10 increments) earn you spots in a raffle for the quilt. As Gina Halladay at QuiltersBuzz says, "Rocking the Vote, One Stitch At a Time."


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