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Damnation and Deliverance

by Rhoda Taylor

Damnation & Deliverance

Damnation & Deliverance

This quilt was made for the "Saligia" (Seven Deadly Sins) show of the Pittsburgh Society of Artists.

It was such fun to make. Each sin is in a square - the name of the sin (greed, sloth, lust, etc.) is represented by the appropriate Chinese character, and underneath that is the English name of the sin. In a strip placed across the lower corner of each square is the punishment in hell for the sin (boiled in oil, dismembered alive, etc.).

The characters and words were ink-jet printed on red fabric and a commercial print with Chinese character-like symbols was used as background. I've always wanted to use Chinese characters in a quilt since I taught in China for part of a year. In China red is the color of celebration and good luck and for this piece represents celebrating repentance, penance and absolution from the sins.

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Dec 29, 2010
by: Debbie Guihot

Just about to start my own seven deadly sins quilt. Love the ideas, design and especially the punishment side of it. Great stuff.

Sep 17, 2009
great work
by: DianeM

Great work....really proud of you.

Sep 16, 2009
well done
by: Anonymous

Well done Rhoda, it is a gorgeous Wallhanging.

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