Quilting is both distinctly feminine and distinctly American. The earliest quilts were strictly utilitarian; their primary purpose was to provide comfort and warmth for its recipient. Gradually, quilts also became an important outlet of artistic expression for the women who made them. They are an ideal medium for producing works of art which are reflections of modern society and political climates. Because quilting has traditionally been “women’s work”, the discipline has not yet been fully accepted as fine art. This new work challenges this notion.