Stitching Hope for the Louisiana Coast – Introductory Quilt

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August 28, 2020 by Dr. G

This is a video I created with the background and description of the quilt – enjoy and share!

I didn’t start with this quilt, but it should have been the first one in this collection of science-themed quilts based upon my time at OCEANDOTCOMM at the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCON) in 2018. Inspired by the location and the theme of coastal optimism, I present my title quilt…. Stitching Hope for the Louisiana Coast

Each block is in the pattern Century of Progress. Upper left = Stitching (sewing machines/needles, thread, scissors). Upper right = Hope (the word “hope” and hearts). Lower left = Louisiana (Mardi Gras colors, chili peppers to represent TABASCO). Lower right = Coast (beach, shells, shore, waves, boats, sea bird).

The border around all four squares is a sand pattern. The binding is a fabric with a ruler print to connect with the sewing/stitching theme. There are gaps between the layout of the four squares, representing gaps in knowledge, gaps in policy, gaps in action to fully accomplish what is needed to fully succeed in understanding and working/living within the Louisiana coastal environment. 

The back of the quilt shows four different fabrics with clocks, all representing time. We have time, but are running out of time, no matter how you look at it, to accomplish what we need to in our coastal zone.

Thanks to the artists who post their fabrics on Spoonflower that are a part of this quilt. 

And thanks to LUMCON for allowing me to participate in #odotcomm18 which has served as the inspiration for this quilt collection (more to come….).

The quilt is approximately 4 feet by 4 feet in size.


This blog post was created from OCEANDOTCOMM and supported by the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCON).

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