Thursday, January 08, 2009
Susan Walen curates Feb 2009 President Obama: A Celebration in Art Quilts
Susan Walen is organizing a grass-roots, multi-ethnic exhibition of quilts celebrating the election of President Barack Obama. The show is called "President Obama: A Celebration in Art Quilts" and will take place February 9 - March 5, 2009 at the Cafritz Art Center, 150 King Street, Silver Spring, Maryland (just outside Washington, DC). Today, the show is up to 60 different artist! You can read Susan's December 2008 interview about the show and her own "Dear Mr. Obama... " quilt on the Quilter's Save Our Stories site.
Debra Gabel, a fiber artist and designer for Zebra Patterns, will be in the show. To the left is her quilt-in-progress. She has a fascinating post about creating this piece on her blog. Enjoy!