Two New Love Across The USA Crochet Murals … Featuring Marian Anderson & Sojourner Truth

Two New Love Across The USA Crochet Murals … Featuring Marian Anderson & Sojourner Truth

“Fear is a disease that eats away at logic and makes man inhuman.” – Marian Anderson

Mounted in Philadelphia, PA, 100 crocheters contributed 140 squares to make this beautiful tribute to Philly’s own Marian Anderson.


“I will not allow my life’s light to be determined by the darkness around me.” – Sojourner Truth

Mounted in Akron, OH with the help of over 110 volunteers, this portrait of Sojourner Truth is comprised of over 700,000 loops!

Other murals in the series so far have included Harriett Tubman and Susan B. Anthony, and Nina Simone. Read more about the community-made murals via Smithsonian Magazine … and be sure to follow the progress of Olek’s amazing “Love Across the USA” project here.

About The Author


Danielle Holke is a long-time knitter, first taught by her beloved grandmother as a young girl growing up in Canada. In 2008 she launched KnitHacker, a lively blog and knitting community which has since grown to be a popular presence in contemporary knitting culture, reaching more than a million readers each year. As a marketing professional, Danielle advises and works with a motley squad of artists, yarn bombers, film makers, pattern designers, yarn companies and more. Learn more about her latest book, Knits & Pieces: A Knitting Miscellany.


  1. Suzanne Mulaire

    I have read your post about Ann Eunson who knit herself a garden fence. I would love to do that . Any chance of getting the details of that project?

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