It’s a Girl?

A group within our Bee Modern San Francisco quilt group are exploring the creation of social issue quilts. Not knowing where to begin for our first attempt, we agreed to use “women” as a first theme for us each to explore. The only parameter was to make it 36″ square.

I discussed the concept with my daughter who came up with the idea of creating a quilt using the female chromosome kareotype. We wanted it to be scientifically correct and searched on the web and found this image for the pattern.

female-karyotype

The result was this quilt which I titled “Its a Girl!”

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This was posted on Facebook by a member of our group. Two sharp eyed people noted something was wrong – there are 24 pairs here and humans only have 23. I couldn’t figure out how we got it so wrong! This week one friend researched it and said he thinks our image was of a female – CHIMPANZEE. Oh well…Haven’t decided whether to redo it. Here are what the other creations our group made.

Joan- on human trafficking and sexual slavery

Joan- on human trafficking and sexual slavery

Holly's-on abortion rights and safe access to women's health

Holly’s-on abortion rights and safe access to women’s health

Diane's -supporting girls in math and science

Diane’s -supporting girls in math and science


 

 

 

 

 

 

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