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Sonia Callahan
Piedmont, CA

The Parade
40"w x 27-1/2h" 

When I was thinking of symbols of our culture, I went back to my childhood and began focusing on parades and marching bands. Americans celebrate many special events with parades. And we all know, a parade is not a parade with out the rhythm and music of the marching bands.

While growing up in Iowa, Municipal bands were very much  a part of small town culture. I, myself, spent many hours as a marching band participant and lived this experience of our culture. In this quilt, I tried to recreate a typical parade scene which included my father, two brothers and myself marching in the band. I used an old photograph to help me with some of the details and this took me on a trip down memory lane. Perhaps this quilt may take you down memory lane as well!

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