Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Freedom Quilt - Vote Today!

It's Election Day - and what better quilt demonstrates our right to vote then Jessie B. Telfair's "Freedom Quilt" (photo from the American Folk Art Museum, NY). Telfair (1913 - 1986) of Parrott, Georgia stitched this and other 42 block freedom quilts in the mid-1970s through 1980s. She did so to capture in cloth her feelings about losing her job after she tried to register to vote.

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