― Coco Chanel
I had the privilege of going to the Texas Quilt Museum in La Grange, Texas this weekend to hear one of my favorite fiber artist speak...Susan Shie. I have admired her work for many years and was fortunate enough to attend her workshop at her home in Wooster, Ohio, fall of 1914. We, my daughter Andrea and I, stayed with her in her home where classes were held in her studio, Turtle Moon. Susan is very politically active...so much so the she had painted her garage door in homage to Obama even before he became president
|Susan Shie's Garage door in Wooster, Ohio|
|Susan at the podium|
|There was a "No Photography" on the sign which Susan readily corrected!|
|Susan on the floor/me on the bench talking to her while she did sketches on the|
pamphlets about the show. You can see the size of her work in the background.
|Mandela by Susan Shie at the Texas Quilt Museum|
|Susan on her home with "Mandala" pinned on her wall in 2014. We were|
fortunate to see this original work before it went out to the public. Libby
her labradoodle, is on the floor.
|The label on the back of Mandela...her labels are as|
unique and special as her quilts.
|Trust and Tolerance|
|Obama Taking the Oath of Office (enlarge to see all the script in the background and on the clothing)|
|Susan's Homage to "First Lady" Michelle Obama|
|Obama's Garden...all the good that Obama tried to do with Michelle|
by his side doing her part.
|Hillary by Susan Shie|
|A Closeup from "Hillary"|
|On the Immigration Policy|
|Fearless Girl...the sculpture on Wall Street and at the|
bottom is a row of gals with Susan who all
attended the Woman's March in Washington. Susan
had made aprons for all of them to wear with different
slogans on all of them.