“This quilt is based on a stained glass window in my mother Maya Miller’s kitchen. I’m sorry I don’t know the artist! I love the design. Nancy Raven transposed the design, and Fannie Etheridge and I sewed it. We gave this one to Senator Catherine Cortez Masto, one of Nevada’s two Democratic women senators.” (Over a few months in 2019 Kit made 4 more of them for people she admired for their organizing and political work. Those quilts are shown below.)
These Nevada quilts were made for Bob Fulkerson and Laura Martin, the past and current directors of PLAN, the Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada. They are both great organizers who have helped Nevadans talk and fight back against mining, development, and mass incarceration, and for the rights of Native peoples, immigrants, workers, small ranchers and many others.
This quilt was made to honor Jan Gilbert, many years co-director of PLAN, who especially lobbied and organized for the rights of low-income women and children in Nevada.