24″ x 30″ Yvonne Porcella was a nurse by profession. In 1962, she began making unique garments, quilts, and wall hangings. Her work was featured in major exhibits, museums, and galleries. Yvonne worked in a series, exploring new techniques before moving on to the next new thing. Her work was vibrant and bold. She […]
This exhibit celebrates the amazing things that women everywhere have accomplished since 1920 when we got the right to vote. 84 artists from seven countries, created tributes to women well known to us, as well as those who worked behind the scenes. These quilts celebrate strong women who cracked glass ceilings and those who made discoveries. Women who shook the world by breaking into fields previously reserved for men are commemorated, as are those who were the first to do something before any man. Art quilts honor athletes, authors, artists, aviators and astronauts, business leaders, educators, entertainers, mathematicians, scientists, writers, and world leaders. These are my three pieces for HERstory.
Planting the Mustard Seed
24″ x 30″ When the four little girls died in the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing of 1963 in Birmingham, Alabama, Marna Williams was raising four children of her own. It haunted her that it could have been her children killed in that church. Marna and women from her Presbyterian Church family cooperated with the […]
24″ x 30″ Anne Sullivan was born with an eye disease, was sent to Perkins Institute for the Blind and given several surgeries to try to improve her sight. Since Annie had impressed the school’s director, Michael Anagnos, she came to mind when Colonel Keller wrote to the school asking for someone to work with […]