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Susan Hudson

I live in Sheep Springs, NM on the Navajo Reservation. My mother taught me how to sew out of necessity, since we were so poor, she couldn’t afford to buy us clothes. She learned how to sew at Toadlena Boarding School.

In order to be able to tell stories with my quilts they have to be able to evoke emotions in people and to speak for themselves. From the very first dream that I have been blessed with, to sew it into reality, to the very last stich I am able convey the emotional impact that the quilt had on me.

To ensure that our Ancestor’s stories are never forgotten, and to show that it has taken generations of Native quilters to help me become the artist that I am. By taking quilting to another level, I have become a Woman Activist through Quilting


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