Sunday, December 01, 2013

Afro Modern: A Twist on Tradition

Look what I got in the mail!  The program guide and postcard for the African American Quilters of Los Angeles' 2013 quilt show - Afro Modern: A Twist on Tradition.

Unfortunately, I wasn't able to see the show in person, which took place in Carson, California in November. I've been in previous years and the quilts are FANTASTIC! I counted 85 or so exhibiting quilters in this 2013 exhibit checklist! Congratulations to AAQLA and president Linda County.

Here's a link to the AAQLA website - http://www.easysite.com/aaqla - jazz music plays when you visit, so be careful if you are web surfing from work!  Enjoy!

Looking for Quilters who Make Artists' Books

Hello!  One of my new found loves is the area of Artists' Books - books that are the art. I've been collecting interesting examples of Pop-ups & Book Art on Pinterest for a few months.

I recall once seeing Faith Ringgold's 1995 Seven Passages to a Flight, limited edition art book, in person and being amazed. There were only 30 copies made, and they all sold out.

I recently started looking for Black artists who are making Artists' Books and came across Tracy Dietzel's 27-page African American Artists' Books: A Resource, published in 1992.

Now I'm curious - who are today's Black artists or quilters making artists books?