Friday, April 7, 2017

Wall of Resistance Quilt

This quilt is machine pieced with machine appliqued stars (13 of them).  There are also statements (printed on fabric, then appliqued onto the wall) regarding issues that are important to me. The quilt measures 23 in X 23 in.  I have submitted it to Threads of Resistance and hope it will become part of their exhibit ( 

The statements:

1,439 officers have been killed in the line of duty over the past 10 years — that’s an average of 144 deaths per year.  51 law enforcement officers were maliciously killed in 2015, 41 in 2015, and 64 in 2016.

In 2013 in the U.S., there were 73,505 nonfatal firearm injuries and 33,636 accidental firearm deaths.

Sandy Hook School (2012) – 28 dead
San Bernardino (2015) – 14 dead, 22 injured
Orlando Nightclub (2016) – 49 dead, 53 injured
Sikh Temple (2016) –  7 dead, 4 injured

Free press is important to democracy.

The ocean is rising at a rate of about a foot per century causing severe coastline erosion.
Avoidable healthcare.  Coverage of preexisting conditions.

I approve of DACA -- Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) was created by President Obama via an executive order in 2012.   Only eligible for “Dreamers” who arrived in the US before age 16, have lived there since June 15, 2007, and were less than 30 yrs old when Obama signed the 2012 executive order.

The Day of Remembrance (DOR) is a day commemorating the Japanese American internment during World War II. Events in numerous U.S. states are held on or near February 19, the day in 1942 that Executive Order 9066 was signed, requiring internment of all Americans of Japanese ancestry.  Let’s not let something like this Internment happen again.

Immigrants should be vetted but should not be barred.  Refuges should be welcomed.  

One in 5 women and one in 16 men are sexually assaulted while in college.One in five women and one in 71 men will be raped at some point in their lives. 

Sexual harassment continues to be work place issue.

Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) was originally written by Alice Paul and Crystal Eastman in 1923.  The proposed amendment to the United States Constitution designed to guarantee equal rights for women. Passed by Congress on March 22, 1972. Never ratified.

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