Sunday, March 25, 2018

Threads of Resistance Quilt Show, Part 4

If you've been following along, here at last are the quilts from behind the curtain or as I call them, "the naughty quilts." Note to my Mom (and to others who are easily offended), you should stop reading NOW.

Here's a link for the Threads of Resistance Show as well as the show's travel schedule. Check it out, you may be able to see it in person! Currently, the next display is scheduled on April 5-7 at the
Original Sewing & Quilt Expo in Cleveland, Ohio.
If you go to their site, you can look up each quilt by title to read each artist's statement. I encourage you to do so, they are quite powerful. You will find them under the posts for June and July 2017.

In case you missed my previous posts, here are Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3. I did not post photos of every single quilt, so please use the links above to see the whole thing if you can't make it to the show.
There actually was a sign and a black curtain in front of the entrance to see these quilts. Sadly, this was at the very end of the hall in a dimly-lit corridor and if you didn't read the sign, you would have missed these quilts. And they were amazing and powerful.
My Body My Rules by Sue Bleiweiss, Massachusetts
Don't Shoot (Until You See the Whites of Their Eyes) by Shelia H. Riess, Maryland
Roe v. Wade Must Stand by Cyndy M. Rymer, California.
Absolutely Nothing by Kathy Nida, California
The Disgrace -- Words and Deeds by Barbara Brandel, Arizona
Detail from the quilt above. All hand-embroidered.
Political Power Grab by Sara Mikes, Pennsylvania
Dear Mr. Trump by Neroli Henderson, Australia
Detail from the quilt above. The quilting was amazing as were the life life details in this piece.
Gusher by Tanya A. Brown, California
Liberty Assaulted by Judy Coates Perez, California
Poisonous Words by Susan Brubaker Knapp, North Carolina
Detail from the quilt above.
Work in Progress by Kathy Nida, California
The Kiss by Maryte Collard, Lithuania
Thanks for visiting.

Pugs and kisses,


  1. wow! Such imagery and bravery. I so admire these women and you for sharing the images with us. Each piece came from the heart and soul of the maker, with strength of conviction.

  2. Wow. Powerful quilts. Thanks for sharing.

  3. You've really captured our terrible times in history..Great job!

  4. Wow I have no words. That someone can evince such strong emotion.