As I near the time when my literature review will need to be distributed to my committee members I am faced with the challenge that there though an infinite number of copies may easily be made of the written response to the exam, there exists only one quilt (to be distributed amongst three adjudicators). Even […]
This timeline will go at the front of the written portion of my literature review to demonstrate my personal influences. A visual read of this time line begins is in the bottom left corner with a pink sweater-set, knit by my maternal grandmother Ruby Sercerchi, through the many pieces which I inspired me as I […]
This is just a quick note to share my progress on the quilt’s latest element, it’s the second hankie belonging to my paternal grandmother which I mentioned last week. I am embroidering onto the hankie certain style elements connoting the contemporary icon of intersectionality – Lady Gaga. The first element that I have completed is […]
A few months back my mother gifted me two hankies that belonged to my paternal grandmother. One is cream with matching coloured embroidery around the edges, and the second is a light yellow with the same design of embroidery around each side in a lavender colour. For the longest time, I had no idea what […]
The literature quilt is really coming to life for me this weekend. First my father, my sister and my niece worked with me this week, then on Thursday night I fell asleep under it while doing more reading for this exam, and then last night my children finally had the opportunity to work on it […]
And now, until I get together with family and friends to actually ‘quilt’ the layers together with buttons, I’m back to the written portion of this Literature Review Comprehensive Exam..