- Item Number
- Estimated Value
- $300 USD
- $165 USD to igc09e4e1
- Number of Bids
- 15 - Bid History
Embroidered cotton, machine appliqué, thread painting
22" Wide x 23 High
Quilter | Rhonda O'Keefe
This block was embroidered by a survivor of gender-based violence in the African Country of Mali. It describes life in her village before she was attacked and expelled during conflict.
The block was made into a quilt in 2019 by Rhonda O'Keefe in New Hampshire. Rhonda spent several months on her quilt, working mainly at nights and over the weekends: ?It sat on the wall while I thought about it!? She based her design on a giant baobob tree that she had seen during a safari in the Tarangire National Park in Tanzania. Rhonda used a sewing machine to attach the branches and did most of the thread painting and quilting on her Long Arm quiting machine. She hopes to do more quilts, preferably on an African theme.
All proceeds from this auction will be invested in a quilting project for GBV survivors in Mali. To donate visit our home page - www.advocacynet.org.
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