The Crystal Quilt, 1987
The Crystal Quilt was the culmination of the Whisper Minnesota Project, a three-year public artwork empowering and giving a voice to older women. The process was consciously guided by a desire to represent diverse ethnic and social backgrounds alongside life experience and achievements, forming an active comment on the representation of older women in the media.
For this purpose 10th of May 1987 in Minneapolis, 430 women over the age of 60 gathered to share their views on getting older. The resulting performance, The Crystal Quilt, was broadcast live on television and attended by over 3,000 people.