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Other than my family, the passion of my life is quilting. An eclectic, I love a wide variety of styles and techniques encompassing both machine and hand work. Instagram: lyncc_quilts

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

WIP - Finally!


I have been going NUTS because all kinds of things exploded at me this week that required attention before I could trim up this baby and attach its binding. Finally, it's happening today.  :D

One of those things is getting ready for a history paper presentation at a professional conference in Omaha. I'm big-time freaked out about this, but my subject is a lot of fun to work with, even though its setting is rather somber: Japanese-American Endurance: Recreational Choices in the Unites States World War II Internment Camps. 

How adorable is this shot?!


Photograph by Tom Parker, November 17, 1942, original notation: " Rohwer Relocation Center, McGehee, Arkansas. If he's a boy in America he plays marbles, as these lads of Japanese parentage are doing at the Rohwer Relocation Center."  Accessed March 5, 2008 from "Central Photographic File of the War Relocation Authority, 1942-1947," The National Archives ARC Gallery http://www.archives.gov/research/arc/ (ARC number 538906).



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20 comments:

  1. Good Luck on your presentation!! Beautiful quilt!

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  2. Hah, that's a pretty good sized baby you have up there;) Good luck with your presentation - sounds interesting!

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  3. This quilt sure is beautiful. Can't wait to see several shots of it and the quilting.

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  4. Beautiful quilt! I used to live near the Tule Lake historical internment camp in N. California. It's such a remote place and doesn't get near the amount of visitors that it should. Such a sad part of our history.

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  5. Good luck with your presentation, I know you'll do great!

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  6. Photo taken 11 days before I was born. My mother's best friend, later, lived in one of those camps. Not always proud of our country's policies, now or then.

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  7. Life has a way of interfering with our crafting, doesn't it? Good luck with preparing and presenting the paper! Buys will be boys, no matter what their nationality! Hang on, I played marbles too (even if only at home) - ah well, kids will be kids!

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  8. Lovely quilt--such pretty colors! Your research sounds interesting--that is a great photo!

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  9. Beautiful quilt! I love it when a quilt gets to binding stage and I can see the end!

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  10. Good luck! Knock their socks off!

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  11. A very interesting topic , one we don't hear enough about. Probably because the US government is embarrassed about the whole thing. Great photo !

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  12. WOWWWWW that is some quilt, fantastic colours I also love the colours in your floor rug. Those wee boys look adorable, great to see even though they were interned those wee chaps were playing. Cheers Glenda

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  13. I wonder how many camps were in Arkansas? My grandmother lived next to one in Arkansas. Could it have been this one? I will have to ask my Mom. Sad

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  14. Good luck on your presentation...

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  15. That quilt is GORGEOUS! You do such beautiful work!

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  16. Hope the presentation went well! Amazing quilt!

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  17. LOVE that quilt! My goodness--you are one busy, hard-working gal! And I love the info you've shared about your conference/topic! Best wishes this semester! Seriously, do you ever sleep????? :)

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