A few years ago, I took a photo of an old abandoned farm house and decided this week to make a QuiltToon™ of that subject. As an older adult who was a child of farm country Kansas, I admit I probably have a romanticized view of the small family farm. But, on the other hand, we know that small farms contribute mightily to our economy, healthy food supply and, in general, to American’s proud view of our current and historical collective selves. This QuiltToon™ is made to honor all small farmers in existence today and throughout our history.
In 2004, the EPA stated that every day 3,000 acres of productive farmland are lost to development. www.EPA.gov
Farm Aid asserts that, every week, 330 farmers leave their land. www.farmaid.org
“Remnants of a Family Farm” is 14″ X 13″. Machine pieced and top-stitched. Hand and machine appliqued and embroidered. Completed Feb. 2011.
The Photo and Text © 2011