Pride…

Today is a day I’ve been waiting for for a long time, often nervously, but always hopefully…

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In my excitement about today’s rulings I kind of let this picture of one of the quilts for my book slip, so since it is out of the bag I might as well share it here. I have a lot to say about this quilt, and the process of working on it with the amazing Lisa Sipes, but that will have to wait for the book and the words I’ve already written there. But this quilt in many ways encapsulates everything I’ve been writing about quilting and this moment in time here in the blog, the confluences of culture, concepts, aesthetics, and tradition that I see as underpinning the seeming quilting revival.

As you all know, I could go on and on, but today, I’ll just share this in-progress picture and be happy…

And proud.

-t

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10 Responses to Pride…

  1. 1
    DeeAnn says:

    That is a beautiful quilt, and I can’t wait to read your words that go with it.

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    […] other news, I’m also WIP-ing some stuff for Thomas (whose post today was awesome, […]

  3. 3
    Casey says:

    Oh–I didn’t notice the double wedding ring quilting in the Facebook photo. Brilliant.

  4. 4
    Maggie Magee says:

    A super quilt, Thomas!

  5. 5

    Yup, it’s ALL pretty awesome!

  6. 6
    Jill says:

    Brilliant in message and beautiful too!

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    Lynne says:

    Inspiring as always !

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    Thomas… I somehow stumbled across this on Facebook, and without even knowing anything about you or it’s intentions, I immediately thought, “Wow, a rainbow, a double wedding ring, how serendipitous on a day like today.” I’ve just started following your blog, so I’m unaware of its history. However, as a gay man, I want to thank you for reflecting my struggle, and recent empowerment in this piece of art. Inspired, sublime, and definitely #mollisparklesapproved !

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    Cher says:

    glad you slipped up, I was able to go pre-order your book, so I can not possibly miss out! a gorgeous, stunning quilt! all my favorite colors too! yayy color!

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