Allison's artist's statement reads "At refugee camps like Iridimi in Western Chad, women who have been driven from their homes and villages by conflict leave the camps to seek firewood for their families. As they venture farther and farther from the camp they become vulnerable to attack. This quilt shows a faceless woman symbolizing the universality of her plight yet the faces of her attackers hiding in the brush are not blank. The men’s faces are not blank because those committing these crimes against women must not remain faceless. They must be held accountable for their crimes.
Real peace and security are only possible when women are involved in the peace process, bringing their experiences and needs to the table. Women need to be involved in local and national governments to help conflict from breaking out and to be involved in the peacekeeping process to be certain they are protected and their needs are considered. One woman alone is vulnerable, when many women band together, their voices can be heard." Although she might not have put it as eloquently as Allison, my Mom does recognize the importance of women in changing the world.
Many of you have asked if my Mom has a connection to Africa or African culture and the answer is no. She just likes to feature women children in her quilts and she loves the colours of Africa. She says she has an easier time making older, chubby ladies rather than svelte, young women!
More Godstone Grannies (GG) blocks are now stitched together and I am getting excited because it won`t be long until I can stitch the blocks together (and then start the next hexagon project). Lyn of Liniecat@Large will be going to the York Quilt Museum and she has offered to take pictures of the original quilt if she can. If she does I hope she'll post pictures on her blog so I can send you there to have a look at the quilt! For now you'll just have to be satisfied with two more of my GG blocks! By now you know that this block will be one of a pair of blocks.
And this triangular block is a filler block for the top edge!
There'll be no post tomorrow but I'll be back on Friday with the bonus Value Proposition filler block! And I'll plan to do a tutorial to explain how I made this little scissor fob/pincushion on the weekend!
Until then, happy sewing!