Freedom Quilter: Jane Swanson / Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA
I have sewn all my life: clothes, costumes, drapes, toys, school projects, art projects, backdrops and upholstery. But have only been quilting in the last couple years. I find making quilts the most satisfying because they are creative, functional and is something that will live on long past me.
I feel strongly about participating in the Sari Bari Quilt Project because I have had such a lucky life, never knowing the struggles of many of the women in the world. I hope that my quilt will benefit some of them.
I would also like to thank my daughter, Lydia, who was home from college this summer and helped me with this quilt.
Freedom Quilter: Kathy Kingsley / Holland, Michigan, USA
I am wife, mother of two grown children, artist photographer and public schoolteacher. I have lived my whole life in the state of Michigan where I enjoy taking photos, painting, hiking, kayaking and teaching art and yoga. I began making quilts in November of 2012 through encouragement from my daughter who also is a quilt maker. Feeling Blue is my fifth quilt that I have made