Appliqued ‘Migrant Mother’

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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12 thoughts on “Appliqued ‘Migrant Mother’

  1. 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 mass…it 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

  2. Thank you for your comments.
    The Quilt is 22,5×30″.
    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.


  3. 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.


  4. Very nicely done…you 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!