Wednesday, April 15, 2015

patchwork and politics

I usually stay out of politics, but this story caught my attention. While typing away I was halfway listening to the Today Show in the background. It was Monday morning after Hillary Clinton announced her run for presidency on Sunday.

They were discussing the logo being used for her campaign, the tweets that went out about how it looked like different things, from the symbol for Hospital to flags of different nations. Then I heard the word 'quilt' and stopped typing to watch the story. Someone had used Hillary's logo to make a picture of a virtual quilt, very creative.  (pictured at top)

I googled Hillary Clinton quilt and found another recent story about her and a quilt, this one from Huffington Post about an excerpt from her book, where she is talking about the gift of a quilt she received at the birth of her granddaughter:

"Among all the gifts and cards that arrived not long after Charlotte did was a package … [where] inside I found a red, white, and black patchwork that included panels with inspiring inscriptions and famous photos of Chelsea through the years. I held it up to the light and had to smile at the familiar images. A 'memory quilt' was a good name for it," she writes.
"I wondered for a moment what a quilt of my own life would look like. There were so many people who had taught me so much. And now I had one more. In just a few months, Charlotte had already helped me see the world in new ways. There was so much more to do. So many more panels waiting to be filled in. I folded up the quilt and got back to work.”

I went to Hillary's twitter page just to see it, and found her profile description amusing:

LOL hair icon, pantsuit aficionado.

Not an endorsement, just interesting at this point. Maybe one of the other candidates will talk about quilts, if so I will let you know! 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Way to go Betty. We are proud of you. Don't be afraid to be a little political. Keep up the good work.