Greetings All, I've been working on Quilt-V of The Lynch Quilt Project and let me tell you this has been a learning experience like no other for me.
"The Lynch Quilts Project is a community based effort, which examines the history and ramifications of racial violence in the United States of America through the textile tradition of quilting. Join us in weaving a new future towards social justice - past and present".
This quilt explores the paradox of theory vs. reality in terms of the politics and ideological framework concerning the larger context in which lynching and racial/ethnic violence began and continues to exist in America.
I tried quilting this quilt on a long-arm machine and caught all type of problems. I got help from someone who had quilted several quilts on this machine and she too caught all types of problems. This went on for days until the point that I had to take the quilt home and remove everything that I had done. I took a break for the quilt for a couple of days and then returned and finished the quilting and for that I am grateful.