I am a retired social worker and university instructor in the field of aging, and I have been quilting for myself, family and friends since 1983. This quilt was made to express the struggle of Michigan citizens, businesses, agencies and government to deal with the COVID pandemic, working and sacrificing for the lives of all of us. It is intended to honor Governor Gretchen Whitmer for her leadership and courage to persist in taking actions that saved many lives in spite of fierce opposition. The 1930's reproduction fabrics are pulled from my stash (a quilting technical term :-) of fabrics, as we are all now making do. There are also vintage flour sacks, handed down in the family. Three-dimensional masks are attached, remembering all of the masks made by myself and other quilters/sewers to keep people safe and beautiful. This is a "Doodle" because I made it up -- ad-libbing as I went along, adding 'Friendship Stars' and traditional pieced blocks as the quilt grew. It is intended to express hope, humor and to encourage all to work together, help each other. In a very difficult time, we need to unite and serve.
Peggy's ArtPrize Entries
These are Peggy's official ArtPrize entries from this year and past years.
Peggy's Past Work
These are images of past work that Peggy has done.