I love the Goodwill. How fun is it to find treasures among cast off and used clothing? These items for the most part are lovingly dropped off with the hopes that they can be used and they represent to me the beautiful mixture of our society. Young people, old people, people of every color under the sun, big and small people, gay and straight, rich and poor-their cast offs all show up and are equally treasured.
I purposely try to limit my exposure to “the news” and it’s 24 hour stream directed my way but the Indiana’s recent anti-gay law and the current case being argued at the Supreme Court have riled me. How can we deny many of my friends and their families the same rights guaranteed other couples and families just because of their sexual orientation?
So of course, I made a quilt as that is how my emotions are often best expressed. My Triangle in a Triangle block uses the stripes strategically to make two equilateral triangles (TWO EQUALS) and how better to show them off using all varieties of striped shirts from the Goodwill (where people of all sorts are represented)? All different and yet all the same. They remind me somewhat of Kaffe Fassett’s shirt quilts. I purposefully surrounded the crazy pieces in a solid denim border to ground them a bit and hope to show off some special quilting I have planned.
Love is Love. Let’s hope the Supreme Court agrees.