Monday, April 14, 2008

Barack Obama Redwork Block Pattern - FREE

Will you be visiting Lancaster, PA between June 6 and December 31, 2008? Stop by the Heritage Center Museum for the exhibit "Patchwork Politics: From George to George W." The exhibit will feature a variety of quilts and other textile items from Presidential campaigns past. Unfortunately, there is not a catalog planned for this exhibit. No word yet on if there will be an exhibition checklist.

If you're a regular visitor to the Black Threads blog, you know I'm interested in hearing from those stitching quilts, wallhangings, or fabric postcards about the 2008 US Presidential election.

Have you seen Michael G. Buckingham's softcover book, Presidential Redwork: A Stitch in Time? In the 80 page book are patterns for each of the US Presidents as well as historical patriotic designs in redwork like the Great Seal of the United States, the American Eagle, the Liberty Bell, the White House, Old Glory and more. Of course, there's not a pattern for the winner of the 2008 US Presidential election. But, that shouldn't stop you!

As a gift from the Black Threads blog, I hope you enjoy this FREE redwork quilt block pattern featuring Barack Obama. Just click here to download it. In the next post is a block featuring Hillary Clinton. I hope you and your quilting friends enjoy!


Valerie said...

Your blog is fantastic (I will do a mention on mine) and I will come back again. As you know, I am currently working on a Presidential Redwork quilt based on Buckingham's book and am glad to see that you have patterns available for Barack and Hillary. Right now I'm currently on Millard Fillmore.

Kyra said...


Folks should stop by your blog
"Life is a Patchwork Quilt" to see the slide show as you stitch the different Presidential redwork blocks! Here's the link:

Best, Kyra

Nancy said...

Hi Krya,

I'm enjoying your website and, per your request, wanted to share my OBAMA quilt with you and your bloggers. This quilt was created for a recent quilt guild challenge where we were required to use recycled materials. I used vintage decorator silks and silk blend fabric samples for the front and decorator cotton chintz for the back. It is machine pieced, hand embroidered, hand appliqued and machine quilted. Here's the links: (front), (back)

Thanks for the free redwork designs. Nancy

Denise Felton said...

Love it! I've scheduled a link to this post to go live on my blog this afternoon (Central USA time). Thank you so much for this resource!


Anonymous said...

Kyra, You have a wonderful blog. Thought you'd like to know that the Presidential Redwork book also comes in CD form so that you can resize the blocks to whatever size you wish. Looking forward to seeing Hillary.

Hope you and yours have a wonderful Thanksgiving. -- Terri D in Ossineke, MI

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