This quilt was a reaction to the chaos of the US presidential election of 2020. I found it discouraging that the outrage that erupted out of the 2020 summer protests hand't resulted in a more race-conscious presidential race. There is a Proverb that says “hope deferred makes the heart sick” (Proverbs 13:12) - and that was where my heart was when I made this piece.
I had a 4’x3’ piece I had sewn together earlier in the summer that was made of 1-inch squares of African fabrics. They had been a gift to me from a friend who was forced home from Senegal due to the pandemic. I had sewn them all together as a hope for something constructive, but in my frustration over the fraught political situation in early November, I chopped them into small triangles and reassembled them into this piece. While the design does appear balanced, there are hints of chaos.
- Liberty Worth
quilt made with cotton, African wax prints | 46" x 46" | 2020