Longtime readers may recall how four years ago I started making little figures from fabric that I called "daily people," and then when I saw a call for entries from Studio Art Quilt Associates I thought I needed to make some more. The call was for a SAQA show called "Forced to Flee," about refugees -- at any time, from any place.
So I made a bunch of quilt refugee people, using scraps of old beat-up quilts as my raw material to make sure I would meet the SAQA definition of a quilt. And the piece, "Tired and Poor," was accepted.
The show has been traveling since 2019, with a couple of dates last year canceled for pandemic. It's now on display at Misericordia University in Dallas PA and tomorrow I will be one of five artists participating in a zoom roundtable to discuss our work. The webinar will be held at 7 pm eastern time on Tuesday. If you'd like to tune in, you need to register in advance at tinyurl.com/MUQuilts. I'd love to have some company!