I made this Andy Warhol inspired quilt a few weeks ago. I wanted to experiment with using ModPodge Transfer medium so I could "print" (really copy) a photo onto fabrics of various colors. I found it workable although I was not happy with everything about how the pictures turned out.
This is the simplest of quilts. Each square was printed individually, I sewed them together, added a layer of fleee as "batting" and a piece of fabric for the back. I sewed it together "pillowcase" fashion and did a narrow row of sewing around the edges. I have yet to add a three inch sleeve for hanging to the back. I think if Andy Warhol were alive today he would find Hillary just as worthy of his multi-picture treatment as ever were Marilyn Monroe and Elizabeth Taylor and far more inspiring than Chairman Mao.
I showed it to a group this morning and one woman who will be volunteering at the local Democratic Party office suggested I make another one or two that could be displayed at the office. She suggested the simple little quilt could be sold with the proceeds largely going to presidential campaign. Fine with me, I will make another couple in the next week and let her take them there. I am happy to donate that much of my time and my quilting ability to what I hope will be the election of the first woman President of the USA.
I am of the generation of (formerly) young women who were enlightened and inspired by The Feminine Mystique, by the wave of feminists that immediately followed. I think it's way past time for us to have a woman in the White House and it's clear to me that Hillary has the background, the smarts, the prestige in the international community to be the best President we could possibly elect at this time in our very needy history.
The mid-70s are a surprise! Part of me remains in the 50s -- age, I mean, not decade of 20th century. It's a joy ride, new experiences land in my lap and I've become a better quilter, poet, writer than I expected. It's a rich life for a person never rich financially. Hey, this is what the mid-70s are like!