Patricia Mainardi


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  • ''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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