Monday, 29 October 2018

'For the Oppression of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Two-Spirit Communities, We Apologize.'

'For the Oppression of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Two-Spirit Communities, We Apologize.' 
77” x 82”
  • Based on a variation of a traditional double disappearing nine patch block.
  • Text of the PM's speech is printed on most of the fabric. Printed by Spoonflower.
  • Fabric design assistance by Hri Neil, Carbon Art and Design (www.carbonartdesign.com)
  • Hand guided, free motion quilting by Deanna Gaudaur – (www.quintestudios.com)


Artist’s Statement

On November 28, 2017, in the House of Commons, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau delivered an apology to LGBTQ2 Canadians.
It was an amazing speech.
I wept as I listened to his words that day and I wept again as I reread them repeatedly in the making of this quilt.
This speech is a defining moment for Canada, and a defining moment for me. After decades of feeling less than, of living in fear, of believing that I mattered less than … I knew that I was valued, accepted and OK in the eyes of my Nation.
I am so proud to be Canadian!