Kristina McCurley’s Homage to Marsha P. Johnson, It’s an Embroidered Quilt … In Time For LGBT History Month

Kristina McCurley’s Homage to Marsha P. Johnson, It’s an Embroidered Quilt … In Time For LGBT History Month

“Pay it no mind …”

Did you know that in the USA, October is LGBT History Month? A simple Google search will uncover a treasure trove of content and feeds to follow, and I hope you do. In my other life, I’m working on several LGBTQ-related film projects and there are so many important stories still to be told. At the end of this post I made a list, check them out and get in touch if you have questions or would like to arrange a screening for your community.

Kristina McCurley's Marsha P. Johnson Embroidered Quilt ... Just In Time For LGBT History Month

Take for example Marsha P. Johnson … on June 28, 1969, in New York City, the Stonewall uprising occurred. Johnson is known for being one of three key people who pushed back against the police during the uprising.

Kristina McCurley's Marsha P. Johnson Embroidered Quilt ... Just In Time For LGBT History Month

Marsha was known for saying the phrase “pay it no mind” and she used it sarcastically when questioned about her gender … in fact, she is known to have said that the saying is the origin of her middle initial P! And … if you look close at Kristina’s quilt, you can see she even embroidered it with this saying!

Kristina McCurley's Marsha P. Johnson Embroidered Quilt ... Just In Time For LGBT History Month

Thank you Kristina McCurley for allowing me to share your quilt, wonderful work! Kristina has donated the quilt to The Black Tie Dinner, and a Texas-based LGBTQ charity, and it will be auctioned off at their annual dinner on Saturday, November 3rd.


LEARN MORE ABOUT THE STONEWALL UPRISING


LGBT Film Projects

Below is a list of LGBT-related projects that I have worked on or am working on presently. Check them out and get in touch if you have questions or would like to arrange a screening for your community.


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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.

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