Fabric wall hanging on display

Wall hanging by artist Jo Myers-Walker with Easter scenes sewn from fabric shapes

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I was pleased to have the opportunity to meet with family members on Easter weekend and see my “Improvisational Fabric Wall Hanging” on display in the space it was designed for. The work commemorates the 75th anniversary of the founding of St. Thomas Aquinas Church and Catholic Student Center in Ames. Its size (8′ x 12′) reflects the scale of the church wall, and allows room to tell the Easter story in a series of scenes created from fabric shapes.

The wall hanging will be on display at St. Thomas Aquinas Church until Pentecost, June 5. The church’s e-bulletin from May 7, 2022 has some of my reflections about the artwork and its meaning, along with a larger, head-on photograph:

I plan to focus on the individual scenes in an upcoming post!


Two expert assistants sew figures onto fabric wall hanging designed by Jo Myers-Walker for St. Thomas Aquinas Church in Ames, Iowa

Expert hands assist in assembling
this complex piece

Peacock feather design, detail of a large fabric wall hanging by artist Jo Myers-Walker for St. Thomas Aquinas Church in Ames, Iowa

The peacock symbolizes immortality (link is to Wikipedia article on Christian symbolism)

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