Appliqued 'Migrant Mother'

8 Jan 2010
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Though several years old I like to share one of my first fabric pictures with you. I gave it away and it has been behind glass up till now where I had the opportunity of taking photos of it.

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on 8 Jan 2010 10:54 AM

Wow, this is lovely and very moving. Thanks for sharing!

DinahT wrote
on 9 Jan 2010 7:12 AM

You caught the original beautifully. What is the size of the quilt?

Bronwyn9 wrote
on 9 Jan 2010 11:33 AM

This is absolutely beautiful, you are a true artist - you have captured something very special and evoking in this piece of work.

on 9 Jan 2010 11:43 AM

i used this same picture in a fabric book i made honoring my grand mother and father when the arrived from ireland...she and he were both mill workers in lowell didn't come out great, but it is a reminder to me how wonderful they were and how hard they worked...i love this picture and you really did it justice  thank you, carol fuller59

on 9 Jan 2010 4:54 PM

Thank you for your comments.
The Quilt is 22,5x30".
I saw the picture together with a few other from that period. I think they all were very beautiful but also very sad because of the hard time showing in their faces. This picture stayed in my mind for some time and I just had to do something about it.


Whidbey2 wrote
on 10 Jan 2010 11:29 AM

It is wonderful ,

thank you for sharing


lin-e-bee wrote
on 10 Jan 2010 1:53 PM

Very nice you have really captured the moment which evokes her feelings. love it :-))

lejackson6 wrote
on 10 Jan 2010 5:52 PM

This is not an original photo. Did you receive permission to use it?

on 11 Jan 2010 1:29 AM

To my knowledge there are no copyright on this image. I did some research and found the common name of the picture and changed the name in the heading. At the same time I found the name of the photographer: Dorothea Lange - whose work I deeply respect and admire.

So thanks to the Internet for all that information.


LuAnnKessi wrote
on 15 Jan 2010 1:12 PM

This image has always intrigued me.  I could look at it for hours.

You certainly did it justice with your textile art.

Congratulations!  I would enjoy seeing more of your art.

LuAnn Kessi

Anne lundy wrote
on 26 Jan 2010 10:44 AM

This is  just  amazing !  Thanks for sharing your art.

WEPA wrote
on 23 Mar 2010 8:34 AM

Very nicely have truly captured the essence of the original work here. For years I was a docent at the art museum where I live and had the privilege of seeing this photograph when I visited the galleries. This photo intrigued me then and your quilt does so as well. Thanks for sharing!