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Kathy Augur Smith

Kathy Augur Smith quilted by Wilma Cogliantry Answering Nature's Call New Haven, Connecticut Pieced, applique, photo transfer, embroidered. Design Source was found while looking through a book of old outhouse pictures. In Colonial times most people could not read, so symbols were used on the front door depicting which house was for the men and which house was for the women. The sun or stars were the masculine signs and the crescent moon was the sign for the women. I designed the original quilt as an attempt to preserve a piece of our past that is slowly disappearing. Around the perimeter of the quilt is a segment pf a poem by James Whitcomb Riley which makes reference to this simple time in our history.