thanks for the encouraging comments on the quilt!
i'm reading a really good book right now, the known world, by edward p. jones. i recommend it (though i'm only halfway through). it is filled with characters who have all kinds of different relationships to slavery. it's crazy how the various characters justify supporting (or passively/ignorantly support) the institution of slavery on one level or in some part of their lives, and then challenge it on other levels or in other parts of their lives. makes me think about what is forgiveable and what is not. makes me think about how most of us have to negotiate interactions/relationships with people we love but who do unjust things or support racist, homophobic, sexist, etc. institutions. more on all this perhaps when i finish the book.
has anyone else out there in crafty artsy bloggerville read the known world?