Sunday, May 10, 2015

happy mother's day...

 

This quilt is called "The Mothers" 1983 and was made by the incomparable Faith RinggoldFaith is a lauded African-American artist most famous for her story quilts. She has exhibited world wide and her work is in the permanent collections of many museums. She's also a superb illustrator well into her 80's. She seems a fitting artist to feature today as she always claims in interviews that the greatest influence in her life was her own mother...

To all the Moms, Mamas and in my case Mum, thank you so much for everything- We love you!

 

8 comments:

  1. Thank you for posting this beautiful quilt!

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    1. It was my favorite quilt with a theme for Mother's Day:)

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  2. great quilt and great post - Happy Mother's Day

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    1. Thanks Barb! Hope Your Mother's Day was excellent:)

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  3. Beautiful quilt! I'd never seen it before. I found an old children's book by Faith Ringgold and bought it for the inspiration. Truly a free spirit!

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    1. This quilt was new to me too. Never realized FR did so much illustration either... Which book did you find?

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  4. Tar beach was our favorite book to read when Kavita was baby! You brought back so many memories! Thank you for this post!

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    1. You are most welcome Sujata! Am so glad this brought back memories of time spent with your lovely daughter. It is hard to imagine looking at your family photos that she was ever a baby:)

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