Cowboys and Indians is a twin size quilt I made a while back and I decided to donate it to our church's quilt ministry. It is homespun and calico; those are such truly homey and lovely fabrics! I love the feelings they evoke.
Three cowboys and three Indian heroes are the focal points of the quilt, each outlined in ribbon. They are Sitting Bear, a prestigious Kiowa warrior and medicine man born around 1800; Ben Long Ears and Two Moons, handsome warriors photographed by Curtis; Wyatt Earp, 1848-1929, a noted lawman, buffalo hunter and saloon keeper; Roy Rogers,1911-1998, a singer and cowboy actor and Bill Pickett, 1870-1932,who was known as "the world's colored champion bulldogger." He was a legendary Texas cowboy of black and Cherokee descent and was credited with inventing bulldogging.
I have always been an artist and with art quilts I have found a way to combine my two loves of painting and textiles.