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Need feedback from people in USA [Nov. 14th, 2008|12:23 am]
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[mountainsnow]
OK so I didnt notice that there hadnt been too much action here when I posted before.... Im still gonna make a couple of wacky dolls and post pics.....

ANYhow..... Im drawing up some first pictures for a quilt to celebrate the inauguration of Obama.

I think I am going to use some elements of your (USA) emblems such as your flag and the eagle.  I just wondered how you feel about that.... it occurs to me that to use a people's symbols might require some input from those said people

I mean if I turn the stars and stripes into a pieced ribbon effect.... does that become offensive to USA or its people?  That kind of thing.

Im serious.. I really want to know what kind of feelings etc you have concerning the public use of these national emblems.

Thanks for any and all comments.
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[User Picture]From: mizdarkgirl
2008-11-13 02:24 pm (UTC)
That should be fine. Take a look at these graphics to how stripes are used outside the traditional flag. http://www.patrioticon.org/patriotic-downloads-3.htm
http://www.acclaimimages.com/_gallery/_pages/0018-0606-0907-0817.html
http://www.acclaimimages.com/_gallery/_pages/0018-0508-1209-5322.html
http://www.fotosearch.com/NGF002/71952406/
http://www.dynamicgraphics.com/assets/dgmfigures/13420.jpg
http://www.dynamicgraphics.com/assets/dgmfigures/13419.jpg

One thing I would recommend is do not display the flag upside down. It is a sign of distress and some times is used as a protest signal. So if you have a block of stars, do not place them in the lower right hand corner unless you have a balancing block of stars someplace else.

Also makes sure your quilt is not in the Confederate configuration.
http://www.acclaimimages.com/_gallery/_pages/0191-0612-3020-0115.html

Obama also used a symbol for his campaign that might translate well to fabric
http://store.barackobama.com/v/vspfiles/photos/BT15660-25-2T.jpg

You could also use a donkey as it a symbol of the Democratic Party which Obama is a member of...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Democratslogo.svg

If you are doing piecework, some of these might translate well into fabric
http://www.scott.k12.va.us/hopec/patriotic_symbols.htm

Also America the Beautiful has some lyrics that might translate well into a quilt.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/America_the_Beautiful

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[User Picture]From: mountainsnow
2008-11-13 09:05 pm (UTC)
Thank you for your time this is great. I count myself lucky that people like you are so willing to share what knowledge they have.

Have a great day.
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[User Picture]From: loriidae
2008-11-14 05:52 am (UTC)
I would love to see what you are doing, I must admit I have been slack posting as I have been doing mainly mixed media and not much fibre art but love looking at what everyone else is doing
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