The Long Walk Is Over


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

Essay

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The Long Walk is Over Sheila Walwyn Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa Cottons; free-motion appliqued, machine pieced, embroidered and quilted. With the passing in 2013 of such a great South African icon and the feeling of huge loss and sadness that the entire country experienced, this opportunity to create something in his memory came at just the right time. For the design of this quilt, I was inspired by a song written by a friend of mine, Don Clarke, and Kalla Bremer, whose song "The Long Walk is Over" was the grand prize winner in the Great American Song Contest this year (www.greatamericansong.com/hall-of-fame). The song popped up on my Facebook page at exactly the time that I was trying to think of a theme/design for my entry, so I figure that was serendipitous. Don kindly gave me permission to use the images and words in any way I chose.

Project Information

InstNameF003
Michigan State University Museum
Quilts and Human Rights
South Africa Quilt History Project (SAQHP)
InstProjNameF003a
Michigan State University Museum Collection
InstInvContrNumF004
15.0192
InstInvContrNumF004a
2015:18.3

Page 1

QuiltTitleF009
The Long Walk Is Over
SubjQuiltF025
Nelson Mandela
interviewerF007e
Sheila Walwyn
DateDataF006b
6/25/2015
QuiltTopF054
Walwyn, Sheila
QuiltedByF055
Walwyn, Sheila
IfOtherF007d
Museum employee
LocMadeF057a
Cape Town
ProvProvF057e
Western Cape
ProvCountryF057f
South Africa
DateQuiltF023
2000-2025
DateFinishF023b
2014

Page 2-Quiltmaker Information

ReasonsF060
Art or personal expression
Commemorative
PresUseF062
Museum collection
GenderF098
Female
NameGroupF120
Accredited Judge for the South African Quilters Guild

Page 3-Physical Description

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Finished quilt
OverallWidthF12a
29"
OverallLengthF012b
29 1/4"
ShapeEdgeF013
Straight
ShapeCornersF013b
Straight
PredomColorsF014
Blue
Gold
Red
OverCondF015
Excellent/like new
LayFormatF024
Nontraditional or art

Page 4-Physical Description continued

FiberTypesF035
Cotton
ConstrucF038
Machine Piecing
ConstrucF038b
Machine Applique
ConstrucF038g
Embroidery

Page 5-Binding and Quilting

QuiltTechF049
Machine quilting

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 98.

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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AccessF080
Restricted
CopyRestF080c
All rights reserved, Michigan State University Museum

Data Verification

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Beth Donaldson
dateverified
12
20
2016

Image Information

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Image - large display (550 or more pixels)
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image
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jpeg
Contributing Institutions
MATRIX: Center for Humane Arts, Letters and Social Sciences Online at Michigan State University; Michigan State University Museum
Publisher
Quilt Index
Resource Type
StillImage
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Quilt
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Color
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Pearl Yee Wong
HolderF080a
Michigan State University Museum

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