The Church

Completed and commissioned by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia for the 1976 Eucharistic Congress. This detail, from the tapestry series Lauda Sion, of the Church personified by a woman hangs in the archdiocesan offices. The tapestries are machine embroidery on appliqué fabric. They were produced in a tiny alcove in the bathroom of Morris’s residence on a simple Singer home sewing machine. I had the privilege of cutting up many of the bits and pieces while Bolton frantically attempted to finish the project on time. This was not to be as he habitually gave far more in terms of art and craft to every project with no regard for his economic security.

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