'International Honor Quilt' given to U of L

'International Honor Quilt' given to U of L

'International Honor Quilt' given to U of L

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Posted on February 27, 2014 at 2:08 PM

   LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Artist Judy Chicago's nonprofit organization Through the Flower has given artwork known as the "International Honor Quilt" to the University of Louisville's Hite Art Institute.
 
   The piece is made up of more than 600 quilted triangles. It was created in 1980 and accompanied Chicago's "The Dinner Party," a traveling exhibition honoring women's achievements throughout history.
 
   Chicago attended the announcement of the gift Wednesday in Louisville.
 
   The quilt's individual sections are 2-foot interchangeable triangles made by people who at Chicago's invitation submitted the work in honor of women chosen by the quiltmakers. Those depicted range from Queen Elizabeth II to mothers, grandmothers, artists and teachers of the quilters.
 
   U of L said Kentucky Quilt Project Inc. founder Shelly Zegart of Louisville was instrumental in arranging the gift to the university.
 

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