It Is In Your Hands Now


Quilt Index Record: 1E-3D-28FA

Essay

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It Is In Your Hands Now Jennifer Hearn Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa Hand-dyed cotton, commercial cottons, polyester batting; machine pieced and quilted, hand embroidered I saw a billboard with Mandela's face and the words "It's in your hands now". The embroidery in my quilt implies that he held the different threads of this diverse nation together from 1992 to 1994, when the nation was very apprehensive about the future and was on the brink of civil war. The nation has now passed from one leader to another, and it is up to all South Africans to hold true to his legacy.

Project Information

InstNameF003
Michigan State University Museum
Quilts and Human Rights
South Africa Quilt History Project (SAQHP)
InstProjNameF003a
Michigan State University Museum Collection
InstInvContrNumF004
15.0190
InstInvContrNumF004a
2015:18.1

Page 1

QuiltTitleF009
It Is In Your Hands Now
SubjQuiltF025
Nelson Mandela
interviewerF007e
Jennifer Hearn
DateDataF006b
6/25/2015
QuiltTopF054
Hearn, Jennifer
QuiltedByF055
Hearn, Jennifer
IfOtherF007d
Museum employee
LocMadeF057a
Johannesburg
ProvCountryF057f
South Africa
DateQuiltF023
2000-2025
DateFinishF023b
2014

Page 2-Quiltmaker Information

ReasonsF060
Art or personal expression
Commemorative
PresUseF062
Artwork/wall hanging
Museum collection
GenderF098
Female
OccupationF104
Lecturer in Interior Design

Page 3-Physical Description

TypeObjF008
Finished quilt
OverallWidthF12a
29 3/4"
OverallLengthF012b
29 3/4"
ShapeEdgeF013
Straight
PredomColorsF014
Blue
Navy
Pink
Purple
LayFormatF024
Nontraditional or art

Page 4-Physical Description continued

FiberTypesF035
Cotton
FabPrintF037
Hand-dyed
ConstrucF038
Machine Piecing
ConstrucF038g
Embroidery

Page 5-Binding and Quilting

MatUsedF048
Polyester
QuiltTechF049
Machine quilting
ThrTypeF049a
Cotton/Poly Threads

Page 6-Design and Fabric Sources

TopSourceF064
Original to maker
ExhibitListF067a
"Conscience of the Human Spirit: The Life of Nelson Mandela", The International Quilt Conference Africa, Johannesburg, South Africa, July 2014. "Conscience of the Human Spirit: The Life of Nelson Mandela", The Kentucky Museum at Wester Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY, September 8, 2015 - January 31, 2016 "Conscience of the Human Spirit: The Life of Nelson Mandela", National Afro American Museum and Cultural Center, Wilberforce, OH, April 7 - October 7, 2016.
RelItemsF088a
"Conscience of the Human Spirit: The Life of Nelson Mandela," exhibit catalog, Marsha MacDowell and Carolyn Mazloomi, Michigan State University Museum, 2014, page 61.

Page 7-Owner Information

OwnershipF082
Public Museum, Library, or Institution
OwnerNameF082a
Michigan State University Museum
OwnerCityF084
East Lansing
OwnerCountyF085
Ingham
OwnerStateF086
Michigan (MI)
OwnerCountryF086b
United States
AcquiredF058
Purchase
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CopyRestF080c
All rights reserved, Michigan State University Museum

Data Verification

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Beth Donaldson
dateverified
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20
2016

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Contributing Institutions
MATRIX: Center for Humane Arts, Letters and Social Sciences Online at Michigan State University; Michigan State University Museum
Publisher
Quilt Index
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StillImage
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Pearl Yee Wong
HolderF080a
Michigan State University Museum

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