Patricia Mainardi Poems

Patricia Mainardi Quotes

The textile and needlework arts of the world, primarily because they have been the work of women have been especially written out of art history. It is a male idea that to be "high" and "fine" both women and art should be beautiful, but not useful or functional.
Patricia Mainardi (b. 1942), U.S. quilter. From "Quilts: The Great American Art," first published in Feminist Art Journal (Winter 1973). As quoted in The Decade of Women, by Suzanne Levine and Harriet Lyons (1980).

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