Sunday, February 18, 2024

Happy President's Day

Presidents' Day is a U.S. federal holiday celebrated on the third Monday in February. Here is a quilt designed and made by Cathie Hoover, who says: "To honor our founding father, (George Washington 1732-1799), Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army, and our First President, I created this quilt using apps on my iPad."

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Washington by Cathie I. Hoover, California

The strong horizontal lines of quilting on the background contrast nicely with the rounded shape of the clouds and the depiction of General Washington astride his horse, providing a three-dimensional effect to Cathie's work.

Cathie continues, "[The] sky was painted with Septacolor paint. The words were created with stencils and Versatex ink."

Henry Lee, a major general in the Continental Army, was chosen by the Sixth Congress to write the eulogy after President Washington's death in 1799. He composed the famous words, "First in war, first in peace, and first in the hearts of his countrymen."

Image credits: Photos were taken by Quilt Inspiration at the 2019 Pacific International Quilt Festival.

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