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Fabric arts by Patricia Chadwick
The photos of the guide dogs are outlined on the back with wiki stix; there are Brailled dog tags by each dog; and the sun and Chinese character are tactile.
The tandem bike and riders are outlined with wiki stix and the baby sharks are padded so they are tactile.
This piece is an homage to African Americans and disabled people in 2020 celebrating the protests but who were also adversely affected during the pandemic. This piece was part of a show –
: Celebrating Creativity in Mental Health, Wellness and Recovery in Randolph, VT.
Celebrating the ravens that I watched from the window of my apartment in Vermont, where I spent part of the pandemic.
My younger daughter’s dog Jack with his snow boots on for Vermont.
My late husband with our daughter as a toddler.
An ox quilt for my daughter who was born in the Year of the Ox.
Brother’s dog – take 1
Brother’s dog – take 2
Wall Hangings for Friends
For a friend who likes ginkgo leaves. December 2022
Quilt made by Patricia Chadwick for a raffle to help fund a coalition of disabled women from the US to attend the Women’s Conference in Beijing in 1995. Now hanging on
disability advocate Anthony Tusler’s
wall. The circles in the middle represent wheelchair wheels. The diamonds coming out from the wheelchair symbol represent breaking the chains of oppression. The diagonal lines represent ramps over stairs. The hand signs means “communication” and “sign language.” The Braille spells “Yes ADA.”
Adventureland Quilt (pattern by
) inspired by Kathy, a fellow quilter at the Sacramento Modern Quilt Guild retreat. 2022
Quilt made in 1977
Made in 1976, commissioned by a neighbor in Oakland. The pattern is called Nine Star.
Made in 1975 (as you can tell by the hideous shag carpeting and bright pink couch) for my housemate. Pattern is called Drunkard’s Path.
Fabric coiled bowl by Patricia Chadwick. 2021
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