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Territorial Road: Crosses and Losses
42 in(122 cm x 107 cm)
Territorial Road was inspired by a diary entry, written by Susan Brackney Clayton in 1890. From a sod house on a homestead near Elton, Nebraska, her words tell of beauty in the expanse of land and sky, the constantly howling wind and her loneliness and deep longing for a life left behind in Indiana. This piece is called Crosses and Losses, after a patchwork pattern dating back to the time of westward expansion, speaking to hardship and the isolation of a woman uprooted.
Machine and hand pieced, raw edge appliquéd, hand quilted embroidered.