Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Gathering Names

I have been busy gathering names. Have had some wonderful help.
So here is what I have so far
Also have picture of everyone!

Sabiha Gökçen Turkey first female combat pilot
Bodicia Celtic warrior queen
Calamity Jane American
Abigail Adams American presidential advisor early woman’s rights activist
Jane Addams English Writer
Isabel Allende writer-Chile
Tarsila do Amaral painter-Brazil
Susan B. Anthony American Suffragette
Marie Antoinette French Queen
Aung San Suu Kyi-- Myanmar
Saint Joan of Arc French commander
Aspasia of Miletus
Nancy Witcher Langhorne Astor
Daw Aung San Suu Kyi
Jane Austen English writer
Rani Lakshmi Bai India led revolt against British rule, killed at 22
Ella Baker American Christian Science
Sirimavo Ratwatte Dias Bandaranaike
Clara Barton American Red Cross
Florence Bascom geologist
Simone de Beauvoir French philosopher existentialist
Aphra Behn
Ruth Fulton Benedict American cultural anthropologist
Benazir Bhutto--Pakistan
Shirley Temple Black American Actress - Diplomat
Elizabeth Blackwell
Bonnie Kathleen Blair
Rosa BonheurLouise Arner Boyd American arctic explorer
Pearl S. Buck American writer
Charlotte Bronte England novelist
Dr. Helen Caldicott Australia
Maria Callas Greek soprano
Marie Anne de Cupis de Camargo Belgium transformed ballet dancing
Mary Stevenson Cassatt American painter
Rachel Carson American Ecologist
Dame Silvia Cartwright Governor General New Zealand
Emily Carr.... Canadian artist, writer
Coco Chanel French designer
Catherine the Great
St. Catherine, Italy hermit, reformer, mystic
Madame Chiang Kai-shek Nationalist China leader
Chien-shiung Wu
Margaret Wolcott Webster DesRocher American pioneer/ milner and seamstress
Mary Prendergast Slinger Candian farmer, wife, mother
Karey Bresenhan
Nancy Puentes Amer. executive vp quilts inc cofounder of international quilt association

Cleopatra Egyptian Queen
Julia Codesido painter-Peru
Juana Ines de la Cruz Mexican playwright poet
Marie Curie French medicine
Agnes George de Mille American dancer choreographer

Dorothea Dix American advocate humanitarian reform
Emily Dickinson English Poet
Isadora Duncan American founder modern dance
Amelia Earhart American Aviatrix
Marian Wright Edelman advocate of children's rights
Eleanor of Aquitaine French patroness of arts crusader
Beatrix Jones Farrand American landscape architect
Edith Flanigen American molecular chemist
Anne Frank German diary Occupation Netherlands
Rosalind Elsie Franklin English Pioneer Molecular Biologist
Betty Naomi Friedan American feminist
Elizabeth Gurney Fry American Quaker prison reformer
Nell Gwyn English actress
Margaret Fuller philosopher transcendentalist
Indira Gandhi India Premier
Emma Goldman American labor activist
Jane Goodall American biologist
Sarah and Angelina Grimke American Abolitionism
Helen of Troy wife of Odysseus.
Sonja Henie Norwegian Olympic gold skater

Caroline Lucretia Herschel German astronomer discovered comets
Judith E. Heumann American Assistant secretary of Education
Dorothy Mary Crowfoot Hodgkin Egyptian Nobel Prize Chemistry
Ariel Hollinshead American vaccine four major types of lung cancer,
Hsiao-Ch’on express of china
Mary Phelps Jacob American invented the brassiere
Aletta Jacobs Netherlands first female physician, activist for women rights
Jane Jacobs Canadian writer sociologist
Barbara Jordan American first black Congresswoman
Frida Kahlo Mexican painter
Helen Keller American Deaf-blind author, activist, and lecturer
Sister Kenney American Nurse therapy for treating paralysis from polio
Billie Jean King American athlete
Aleksandra Mikhaylovna Kollontai Russian revolutionary, diplomat, and novelist
Elizabeth Kubler-Ross, American psychiatrist, writer
Aung San Suu Kyi-- Myanmar nonviolent movement for human rights and democracy
Susette La Flesche Tibbles Native American lecturer, writer, artist
Maya Lin architect designed Vietnam Memorial
Juliette Gordon Low American Girl Scouts
Anne Sullivan Macy American founder American Foundation for the Blind
Wilma Mankiller Native American Chief
Golda Meir Israel Premier
Dr. Wangari Muta Maathai Kenya Nobel Peace Prize environmentalist, politician,
Lata Mangashkear Indian singer most songs recorded
Barbara McClintock American Nobel Laureate in Medicine/genetics
Nellie McClung – Canadian. Politician, women's activist.
Margaret Mead American anthropologist
Catherine de Medici Italian patron of the arts
Lise Meitner Austrian Nobel price chemistry nuclear physics.
Rigoberta Menchu Tum Guatemala Nobel peace prize
Gabriela Mistral poet-Chile
Maria Montessori Italian educator
Marilyn Monroe American actress
Mother Theresa American saint
Baroness Murasaki Shikibu Japanese author
Florence Nightingale American nursing
Annie Oakley American legendary markswoman
Georgia O'Keeffe artist
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis American Icon
Vijaya Lakshimi Pandit India President of UN general assembly
Emmeline Pankhurst great Britain suffragette
Rosa Parks American Civil Rights
Alice Paul - American Women’s suffrage
Eva Peron Argentina First Lady
Christine de Pizan Italy scholar and astrologer
Pocahontas Native American
Queen Anne English patron of art, literature and scientific advancement
Queen Elizabeth I English queen during golden age Virgin Queen
Queen Isabella Spanish Queen sponsored Columbus
Queen Victoria British Queen of Empire longest reigning monarch
Aishwarya Rai Indian Bollywood actress

Jeannette Rankin American first female member of congress
Ann Richards American Governor
Sally Ride American Astronat
Anna Mary Robertson (Grandma Moses) American artist
Alexandra Romanov Russian Tsarina
Eleanor Roosevelt American First Lady, delegate to the United Nations
Betsy Ross - American Flag
Sacajawea American Explorer Guide
Margaret Sanger mother of birth control
Sappho Greek poet known as The Tenth Muse,
Annie MG Schmidt Netherlands writer, books and song lyrics
Rose Schneiderman Polish born émigré labor organizer
Laura Secord - Canadain 1700 patriot
Carols Shields... Canadian Pulitzer Prize novelist
* Baroness Murasaki Shikibu--Japan--may have been first
contemporary novelist
Utako Shimodo, Japan--educator, writer and advocate of women's learning
Sappho Greek poetess
Mollie Spotted Elk Native American dancer
Elizabeth Cady Stanton, (1815-1902) – United States social activist
Gloria Steinem American feminist movement
Lucy Stone American suffragette
Harriet Beecher Stowe American writer abolitionist
Harriet Russell Strong American pioneer irrigation and water conservation
Bertha von Suttner Austria/Hungry writer peace activist
Maria Tallchief Native American dancer
Kateri Tekakwitha Native America saint
Emma Tenayuca, Chicano labor leader during Depression
Valentina Vladimirovna Nikolayeva Tereshkova Russian first woman in space
Margaret Thatcher Great Britain Premier
Alexandrine Pieternella Francoise Tinne Netherlands explorer
Sojourner Truth American Civil rights
Harriet Tubman American Civil Rights
* Rigoberta Menchu Tum--Guatemala--Nobel Peace Prize
Tz'u Hsi * Tz'u His--China— ruled as Regent
Yoshiko Uchida write of Japanese-American culture for children,
Alice Walker American poet and essayist
Laura Ingalls Wilder - American Writer
Phyllis Wheatley American poet early abolitionist
Mary Wollstonecraft British writer, philosopher, and early feminist
Rosalyn Sussman Yalow American medical physicist, a Nobel Prize in Medicine
Catherine Verfaillie Belgium stem cell research
Christine van Broeckhoven Belgium researcher in Alzheimer's and dementia)
Kim Clijsters Belgium tennis)
Queen Fabiola Belgium Ceres Medal promote rural women in developing countries

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Names Names Names

I am working on a project that will include pictures of notable woman from around the world. To that end I am solicitating far I have about 200 names of women though out the ages. If you can suggest someone please do email me.

North America
United States
South America

Troy ancient

South Africa

Middle East
New Zealand

Saturday, September 16, 2006

Still Harvest Time

Yesterday I managed to process two bushels of tomatoes that I got at the farm on Thursday. I made salsa from the bright green stripped heirloom tomatoes. It is fantastic and pretty too. Also roasted a few more peppers, made tomatoe sauce and applesauce. Feeling definately like Suzie homemaker...but it all tastes so good in the middle of the winter.

The catalogue from Patchwork Europe arrived and it is indeed impressive. It has a nice writeup of Changing the World on Thread at a Time, using a photo of Valarie Goodwin's City Scape Grid. I must say I admire Thelma's persistance, as overcame all sorts of obsticals to make this exhibit a reality. I for one, feel that serious fiber artist need to support such efforts. Each one of these experiences brings us one step closer to being accepted into the world of fine art.

Sunday, September 10, 2006


The Harvest is coming in. I am overloaded with red peppers, tomatoes and apples. Today I will finish making roasted red pepper sauce and start work on the tomatoes.
One thing is that it affords me plenty of thinking time....Standing next to the grill. Sink and pot. I am sorting out if I can claim to have a "body of work" that is...does each piece I do reflect me? So to that end I am putting together a portfolio, and will take a good long look at it, I also plan on asking several of my artist friends, who I respect for their critical eye, to give me some feed back.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Changing the World One Thread at a Time

Thelma Smith is taking the expanded Changing exhibit to Val d'Argent, France. The catalogue she has put together is breathtaking. She has taken care to print the artist statements in three languages.
Check out her web a catalogue and support art quilts.