I never cared much for Sunbonnet Sue.
Sentimentalism has always grated on my nerves.
Years ago I found the quilt below in Marilyn Woodin's antique quilt shop in Kalona, Iowa.
Apparently, Sue has something to hide---
A Ms. Hyde side to that so-sweet personality.
What is going on in this quilt with Lizzie Borden and the butcher knife?
The consensus has been that it's a variation on this once-familiar imagery.
I sold the quilt years ago.
The thought of a sword-carrying psychopath in my closet was too much for me.
She now has a good home--- in an institution.
The International Quilt Study Center and Museum.
Visit her there by clicking here:
See some similar (but not nearly as scary) Sues by clicking on these blog posts: