Congressman John Lewis was a great man because he not only talked the talk. He walked the walk. His words are inspiring, but his unselfish actions inspire us to action. How many of us would risk our life for others? Not many. That is why we honor him.
I made this quilt so that it would be part of the Atlanta Quilt Festival’s Good Trouble Quilts exhibit scheduled for August 6 - September 2 at the Southwest Arts Center, 915 New Hope Road, South Fulton, GA. His Words and Deeds Inspire Us is my take on a crossword puzzle. An array of African fabrics form the background representing the African Diaspora. The focus of the quilt are the words created in red representing the red blood shed on the Edmund Pettus Bridge.
I used fused raw edge appliqué for the letters and word patches. I used scrabble tiles to spell out more words. The quilt is machine pieced and machine quilted by Maxine Moore.
There is a hanging sleeve on the back for easy display and a label that documents the quilt.
I signed it on the front and added a charm that says “inspire”.