"When Will We Ever Learn: Gulf Coast, Summer 2010"
31" x 42"
Hand-dyed cottons, cotton threads, wool batt, oil paint sticks
For Bloggers Quilt Festival, Spring 2011 edition, I am sharing my pelican quilt. I made this for a Madison Contemporary Fiber Artists Show "Turning Point" at the Overture Center in Madison, Wisconsin this past winter.
Last summer, I was horrified by the images of oil-soaked wildlife resulting from the oil spilled in the US Gulf Coast and I chose a brown pelican rising above the oily water to symbolize my hope that this disaster would lead to more responsible stewardship of our natural resources.
I have entered this quilt in the National Quilt Association Show in Columbus, Ohio. The show runs from June 16 through 18, 2011.
To see all the other quilts in this online festival click on the button below to go to the show sponsored by Amy's Creative Side.