Jackie © Susan Lenz


Susan Lenz

Columbia, South Carolina, USA

Artist Statement

Jacqueline Kennedy (Onassis) was a fashion icon. This art quilt was inspired by her impeccable tastes, especially her triple strand simulated pearl necklace, white gloves, and the classic pink Chanel suit and matching pillbox hat captured in the images taken during her husband’s assassination.

Woman’s Groundbreaking Accomplishment

Jacqueline Kennedy’s contribution to the preservation of The White House resulted in a 1962 television program aired to over 56 million. She is the only first lady to have won an Emmy.


Photo manipulation; image transfer; whole cloth; self-guided free-motion machine embroidery and hand beading.


Image transferred fabric, thread, beads

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