Quilt the Vote!

comments (3) October 9th, 2008     

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MichaelaMurphy Michaela Murphy, contributor
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This Yes We Can quilt by Denyse Schmidt and friends is being raffled off to raise money for the Obama/Biden ticket. 

This "Yes We Can" quilt by Denyse Schmidt and friends is being raffled off to raise money for the Obama/Biden ticket. 

Photo: Courtesy Obama/Biden Campaign

Even though women were only granted the right to vote eighty-eight years ago, women have been crafting political themes and supporting policies with handmade expressions for centuries. To spotlight the Obama/Biden message of change, Denyse Schmidt and friends have made a bold and glorious quilt to be raffled off to raise funds for the Democratic ticket.

No matter what your political affiliation, the current economic crisis has underscored the importance of this year's election and lent a special poignancy to crafters using their creativity to inspire and support change. CraftStylish wants to know: what are you making to craft the vote?

 

posted in: Obama, biden, denyse schmidt

Comments (3)

RubyKitty writes: What a great quilt, and in years to come it'll really spark lots of memories of an exciting time for the U.S. I love quilts that tell a story.
Posted: 3:20 am on November 23rd
LindaPermann writes: I love this-- and you beat me to the posting punch. I ordered some spoke cards for the election here: http://obamaspoke.com/--great for those of us who bike instead of drive. I haven't made anything yet, but hopefully I will have 4 more years to show my support. :)
Posted: 4:33 pm on October 9th
susanstars writes: I love that quilt - it's amazing!!

One of my favorite sites is the Obama Craft Project blog and flickr pool - http://www.flickr.com/groups/obamacraftproject/

I Gocco-printed some map postcards to get out the vote last month, which was a lot of fun. Here are some pictures if anyone is interested: http://www.flickr.com/photos/susanstars/sets/72157607616027010/
Posted: 3:30 pm on October 9th
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