Love Is Hard, 2000

Sally Sellers
(American, born 1951)

Location: Truman Middle School, Tacoma


Love Is Hard is a hand-stitched quilt by textile artist Sally Sellers. It features glass beadwork and found objects. It is part of a series of hand-stitched and beaded quilts that feature tally marks. While the tallies can be interpreted in many ways, Sellers notes that for her, they counted the moments that comprise a long-term relationship. She states "they are most often ordinary days, days where the glitter and drama of new love has long since faded. Yet the very accumulation of these days and this amount of time spent together is the true story of any relationship.”

This artwork was acquired for the State Art Collection in partnership with Tacoma School District.


Northwest textile artist Sally Sellers creates art-quilts that explore and manipulate color and form.

MediumMixed media fibers
Dimensions30 in x 20 1/2 in
ID NumberWSAC2000.229.000
Acquisition MethodDirect purchase
Artist LocationWashington, United States
Location Information
AgencyTacoma Public Schools
Artwork LocationTruman Middle School
First floor outside counseling and nurse's office
WA CountyPierce
Site TypePublic School
Address5801 North 35th St.
Tacoma, WA 98407
Geo. Coordinates47.280346 | -122.513348
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