< Back

 

The Hope of a New Day Begun by Cookie Torreah Washington

The Hope of a New Day Begun (The Obama "Hope" Quilt) 

2008

Cotton with emblellishments, 42" in circumference

 

This quilt depicts the new leaf of Hope held gently between two hands that symbolize all Americans.

 

The quilt is constructed of all cotton fabrics. It is machine quilted with cotton and metallic thread.
The hands, leaf and all the letters on this piece were machine zig-zagged.

 

Individual letter beads were sewn on to spell out the word " HOPE" in 30 different languages.

 

The quote on the outer ring of the quilt states, "Full of the Hope That the Present Has Brought US..."from the Black National Anthem, "Lift Every Voice and Sing".

 

Private Collection

See Ms. Washington's quilt featured in the book, "Journey of Hope: Quilts Inspired by President Barack Obama by Dr. Carolyn L. Mazloomi (Hardcover) https://www.amazon.com/Journey-Hope-Quilts-Inspired-President/dp/076033935X

Obama1.jpg