Warhol Family Matzo Ball Soup
Robin M. Robboy,Atlanta, Georgia
Food is central to my family’s ethnic heritage; no celebration is complete without it. There is no more iconic and ubiquitous symbol of that delicious tradition than Matzo Ball Soup. It takes me home, connects me to loved ones long gone, it fills my tummy, my heart and my soul.
L’Homme de L’Ouest (Man of the West)
Linda B. Laird,San Diego, California
Lately, I’ve been learning about the French side of my father’s family. His grandfather, Frank Sabathe, lead a fascinating life in the Southern California desert. My quilt illustrates a few of his achievements. The historical society of Twenty-nine Palms, CA, is painting a mural in his honor.
Ability With Disability
Cathy Ortelle,Cotati, California
My photo-transfer collage features a Sonoma County sunrise,my love of horses, the strength of my Italian grandmother, the wisdom of my Irish/English mother. I actively participate in my world . I’m now “Unbalanced” ( my quilt title) but my art is still my passion in spite of my disability.
Lisa Gorski, Cape Coral, Florida
Frank Furgeson/Nitz born in Iowa, American Indian ‘Blackfoot’. Lived in Germantown, Wisconsin and married, having eight children. Imprisoned at Waupun Prison, Wisconsin for cattle rustling around 1940. Silhouette represents my mother at age eight and her mother visiting. Last seen alive in Port Washington, Wisconsin in the early 1980’s.
Louisa L. Smith, Loveland, Colorado
Born in Indonesia in 1943. When Indonesia got there independence, it got quite dangerous and we fled to the Netherlands in 1951. Immigrated to the United Sates in 1960…became a U.S. Citizen in 1968.
Meena Schaldenbrand, Plymouth, Michigan
I feel a special kinship to my maternal grandmother who sacrificed for us. She left her village for two years and moved to Bombay so I could attend an English school. She married at thirteen and raised ten children. She couldn’t read or write but was patient, kind, smart, caring and hard working.