Ruth Bader Ginsburg © Maggie Ward

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Maggie Ward

Warrenton, Virginia, USA

Artist Statement

I am an admirer of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg for so many reasons: her unflagging support for gender equality, her decisions regarding all human rights and the compassion she brings to all her court proceedings. But I have to admit that what makes me a true RBG junkie is the lace. All those jabots – different collars for different occasions. A majority opinion collar! A dissent collar! Her style has captured the imagination and loyalty of a generation of young people. “Notorious RGB” now has a cult-like following. It is that light-hearted image that I hoped to portray here.

Woman’s Groundbreaking Accomplishment

Ruth Bader Ginsburg is a Supreme Court justice. She is known as the legal architect of the modern women’s movement.


Machine pieced, machine appliqued, machine quilted.


Commercial cotton, antique and contemporary lace, chains, buttons.

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