The quilter/artist can use their quilts as a political, and or social statement.
This quilt was part of a special exhibition at the Pacific International Quilt Festival Show~ The Unspoken Truth About Color: A Dialogue in Art Quilts About Racism.
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Many quilts are beautiful works of art. Some are very cozy well loved blankets. Others are memorials for our loved ones or a special event. Today, I would like to share quilts that have very poignant, and even provocative themes. I would call them Protest Quilts, because they're giving the viewer very serious themes well beyond the viewer's comfort zone. My apologies; I don't have titles nor artists for some quilts. All photos are mine from various quilt shows.
Another quilt from the Special Exhibition at the PIQF Show.
Enough Cross Words~ Quilt by Debra Gabel
Skirting the Issues~ Quilt by Charlotte McConkie
Sold!-Stop Traffic~Quilt by Allyson Allen
Grief ~ Quilt by by Sandy Curran
Feeling Crazy~ Quilt by Lin Schiffner
In Our Comfort, We Turn A Blind Eye~ Quilt by David Charity
Within the orange flow representing hunger~Poverty, Civil War, Corruption, Politics, Greed, Drought, Agrofuel, Climate Change, Overcropping.
Sept. 11, 2001 Quilt~Remembering~Liz Berg
Global Warming~Quilt by Betty Amador
Tiptoeing into the Future~ Quilt by Kathryn Harmer Fox, East London, South Africa
This last quilt is more hopeful & I wanted this diary to end on a positive note.
Time for Healing~ Origami Cranes Honoring the survivors of the Japanese Tsunami~Quilt by Wanna Bee Quilting Group
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04/20 -- winifred3
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