"Not to be Tabled" - detail


50″ x 47″


Re-purposed tablecloth painted and stitched, embellished with sewn-on protest buttons.


Cotton tablecloth, cotton fabric for binding, batting, acrylic ink and paint, metal protest buttons (pin backs removed, sewn on)

Threads Of Resistance Exhibit Schedule

Premiere dates: July 11 – September 9, 2017

Opening reception: July 15, 2017 at 11 a.m.

New England Quilt Museum

18 Shattuck Street, Lowell, MA 01852


October 12-15, 2017

Pacific International Quilt Festival  – Mancuso Show Management

Santa Clara, CA


November 9-11, 2017  

Original Sewing & Quilt Expo

Minneapolis, MN


December 9, 2017 – February 18, 2018     

Reception: Jan. 21

Fuller Craft Museum

Brockton, MA


March 8-10, 2018  

Original Sewing & Quilt Expo

Atlanta, GA


March 15-17, 2018  

Original Sewing & Quilt Expo

Lakeland, FL


April 5-7, 2018  

Original Sewing & Quilt Expo

Cleveland, OH


June 4-9, 2018  

Original Sewing & Quilt Expo

Arlington, VA


July 18-20, 2018  

Original Sewing & Quilt Expo

Raleigh, NC


August 3-24, 2018

Experience Fiber Art

The Wilder Building

Rochester, NY


September 2018 (dates TBA)  

Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza – Mancuso Show Management

Oaks, PA


October 4-6, 2018

Original Sewing & Quilt Expo

Fredericksburg, VA

Knots & Tangles:

I neglected to double check the size requirements for the show I was entering, and made the quilt 2″ too wide. Fortunately, I was able to remove the binding and adjust the size.

I painted a protest sign on the back of the quilt, just for fun – and then I managed to get a splotch of black paint on the front. I was able to remove the border (again) and replace it, getting rid of the paint error.

Computer Usage

Researching protest movements across the country as I thought about the way to show past demonstrations of unity.

Collecting and documenting image search

Positioning and sizing of silouettes to co-ordinate with the tablecloth

Completely Original

What's not mine?

-Moda Home 1950’s style American Wonderland tablecloth
-Silouette images (various, contact me for info)
-Wael Ghonim quote

Paint Used