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Ellis Island – Freedom – Cotton Fabric Panel

Ellis Island – Freedom – Cotton Fabric Panel

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Fabric panel of immigrants at Ellis Island.

Showcase your DIY skills with this beautiful fabric panel. There is no end to the possibilities for incorporating this into one of your favorite needlework projects. Think of all the ways this design could be used. It might become a central element in a new quilt you are envisioning. Or, you might use enhanced embroidery to accent some of the design elements and then frame it as a standalone wall hanging. Perhaps you may want to make it into a pillow. Use your imagination to create something handmade with love.

• Digitally printed
• Preprinted 16” x 12” image on an 18” x 14” cotton fabric panel.
• 100% cotton - white kona
• Made in the USA

Adaptation by The Posy Collection.
Posy Lough has been translating America and American history into crafts and needlework kits for more than three decades. Her kits depict the homes of our presidents, our historic sites, our gardens and farms, and our natural wonders. Each project has an underlying theme relating to our American heritage.

Historical Information
During most of the nineteenth century immigrants were “processed” at Castle Garden in lower Manhattan. In 1892, the entry port was transferred to Ellis Island in New York City's harbor. From 1892 to 1924 Ellis Island was the largest and most active immigration station in the United States. It became, and remains, a symbol of freedom and an “Island of Hope” throughout the world. This association is powerfully reinforced by the location of the Statue of Liberty on neighboring Bedloe’s Island in New York harbor.

About This Painting
Fear, courage, uncertainty, hope—are all etched into the faces of the newly arrived immigrants to the United States, as depicted in Mort Künstler’s “Ellis Island.” Despite diverse backgrounds and languages, the immigrants were united in their desire to exchange their past for a chance at a better life. With the imposing Immigration Center looming behind them, they look ahead to what will be another perilous journey: creating a new life in a new land. — Depository Trust Company, 1988 Annual Report
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