The Disability Rights Flag
I made this flag in 1999 to take to ADAPT actions and to use in marches. It is made of red white “log cabin squares” which for me, was really difficult. I mentioned earlier that patterns are extremely hard for me because of my head injury, so during the making of this quilt, I found myself tearing out seams and putting blocks back together over and over again. Once it was finished, I decided I would never use a pattern again!
Over the years, the flag has been carried at marches protests and in 2004 it was carried in the Chicago Disability Pride Parade. The flag has a pole pocket on the back so two people can carry it easily. It is approximately 33”x24”. At a protest in Washington, D.C., the quilt was solicited by the Smithsonian Institution but I declined.