Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Quilt Me a Story

I have had the great privilege of teaching a group of incredible women how to quilt at the National Museum of Mexican Art in Chicago. The workshop was titled "Quilt Me a Story." The quilts were suppose to share their immigration story. Many of the women at never sewn and did not know how to use a sewing machine. Over the next several days I will be sharing their quilts and stories. I am also interviewing them for Quilters' S.O.S. - Save Our Stories ( This is Maria Herrera. She was the first one to finish. Maria's quilt tells the immigration story of her father. Maria struggled with color until she left the iron on her quilt and burnt a hole in her quilt. She believes this is the best thing that could have happened to her quilt. It is raw edged appliqued and machine quilted. I am so proud of her. She now declares to the world that she is an artist and plans many more quilts. Karen

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