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Deportation pieced by Jackie Benedetti, quilted by Rachael Dorr, won Best Machine Quilting, Framed, sponsored by Handi Quilter, at QuiltCon 2020. Jackie was kind enough to show us a picture of the memorial on her phone. The quilt is a stunning representation of the memorial.

Congratulations Jackie and Rachael.

Artist Statement: “This quilt was inspired by a sculpture in the Memorial to the Martyrs of the Deportation in Paris. It honors the French Jews, and other 'undesirables' who were deported to the concentration camps in WWII. The triangle and circle wall at the memorial entrance inspired Rachael's quilting (which also includes some segments of barbed wire). Never again!”
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Photos by Mary Kay Davis
Sculpture photo by Jackie Benedetti
 

Comments   
#20 Melinda Capozza 2020-03-06 13:17
Wow. For the workmanship & the message.
#19 PeggyS 2020-02-27 15:19
Layout of the quilt design is superb.
#18 Denise S 2020-02-26 21:55
Amazing. It really reaches out and draws you in.
#17 Sondra MMJ 2020-02-26 19:25
Absolutely stunning work!!
#16 VreniBC 2020-02-26 19:21
I second the opinion about amazing quilting. The use of black thread in the bobbin on the black sections makes the back side equally striking as the front. Awesome job by both artists.
#15 Rowdyflat quilting 2020-02-26 14:58
Sad thing is that we are still deporting people who are seeking freedom all around the world. Thankyou for your wonderful thought provoking quilt and I am gobsmacked at your brilliant quilting which brings the quilt alive.
#14 QuiltbeemeDeb 2020-02-26 12:55
Beautiful quilting and a timely message for compassion!
#13 Marlene Ludlow 2020-02-26 10:56
i think i love the back even more than the front. very moving.
#12 Renee H. 2020-02-26 10:07
Excellent, Memorial tribute in fabric to the Jewish lives lost in World War II. Thank you for sharing.
#11 Lenorawhatley 2020-02-26 09:58
First,the strong message, then the incredibly wonderful quilting is a tribute and a strong reminder of “Never Again”.
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