Seeking Water – Jeanne McAfoos

by Allison Wilbur on May 16, 2016


Seeking Water
Jeanne McAfoos – Rome, Italy


Artist’s Statement:

In using the traditional pattern called Storm at Sea, I selected various colors to represent the search and hardships of finding clean water by the women and children of the world. The color burgundy represents the dangers involved in finding drinkable water. The orange and the yellow represent the sun that dries up the source of the water. The vegetation is represented with green patches while beige shows the dry land areas and blue is the clean central area for water.

Seeking Water - Jeanne McAfoos, Rome, Italy

Seeking Water – Jeanne McAfoos









Artist’s Bio:

Jeanne McAfoos – Rome, Italy

I was born in the heart of the Midwest of the United States, in Omaha Nebraska. I am married to a Roman cardiac surgeon. We met in Omaha, NE while he was doing a fellowship. Twelve years ago we moved to Rome.

Detail of Seeking Water, by Jeanne McAfoos

Seeking Water – Detail

I have been quilting for the past 37 years. I was inspired by my grandmother who used scraps from various cotton dresses that she had made for her grandchildren. My quilts generally go to family members and friends to be shared rather than to be kept in the dark closet where they are never seen or used.

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