'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 e