What to Do in a Democracy, by Suzann Thompson

“Registering voters isn’t the most visually exciting thing in the world, so I made this quilt to lure people close enough to ask them if they need to register. I had the perfect doily to make the O in VOTE. Yay, doilies!!”

Since Suzann wrote this on her Facebook page, she reports that this quilt really does draw people in and makes starting a conversation a lot easier. The register to vote quilt’s title is What to Do in a Democracy, and it was completed in 2019.

There’s a hidden message in this quilt. Can you see the word “us” to the left of “to?” Along the bottom border, can you make out the word AUTOMATICALLY? The subliminal message here is “Register us to vote automatically.” Also, the button groupings around the outside spell a four-letter word using the Braille alphabet. Go ahead. Look it up.

On Facebook, some people asked, “Is that lacy O a nod to the fabulous RBG?” Suzann said she didn’t plan it that way, but yes. It is now.

See Suzann’s Work

Puzzling Pinks, by Suzann Thompson

Suzann’s Puzzling Pinks wall hanging will be on display at the Bastrop (Texas) Public Library on Church Street through April 2020, as part of the Bastrop Art in Public Places program. It was first prize winner in the Multimedia Category.

Celebrate Doilies

Come and see Celebrate Doilies at the Spellman Museum of Forney History, Forney, Texas, October 9 through November 16, 2019. Suzann and Sandi Horton will give a presentation about Crochet Connections through doilies on Thursday, October 24.

Visit Suzann’s Exhibition Schedule for more details as they become available.


TextileFusion combines knitting and crochet with other techniques and materials. Suzann continues to explore multimedia art. Click here to see where her work is on display. Her work is available for purchase.


Crochet cute flowers, leaves, mushrooms, and more, or make colorful polymer clay crafts to decorate your clothes, your home, and your life.  Find tutorials for the designs in these books plus project ideas at Suzann’s blog.