Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Sisters Quilting Collective exhibits at the Crocker Art Museum

Congratulations to the Sisters Quilting Collective in sunny Sacramento, California, for the recent exhibit of quilts at the Crocker Art Museum as part of its Black History Month Festival. More than 2,000 were expected to the celebrations. The hand-pieced quilt featuring Harriet Tubman is designed by Debbra Murphy.
Sisters Quilting Collective, CA
Photo by Jose Villegas
To learn more about the Sisters Quilting Collective - and see more than 60 the fantastic guild photos, visit their blog at sistersquiltingcollectivesqc.blogspot.com.

Read more here: http://www.modbee.com/2014/02/18/3195451/the-crocker-art-museum-celebrates.html#storylink=cpy

Color Quilt by LeVerne Holbdy-Little

I was recently on quilter Julia Wood's blog and came across a 2010 post featuring a photo of Alabama quilter LeVerne Holbdy-Little. She was conducting a workshop titled the "Colors of Love" - and what a LOVELY quilt her husband is holding!  Mrs. Holbdy-Little spoke about African American quilt history earlier this month at the Birmingham Public Library-East Lake Branch.  Enjoy! 
Quilter LeVerne Holbdy-Little

Black History Artists Books at NY's Printed Matter, Quilt on Display

Printed Matter, the famed artists books non-profit bookstore in New York City, has a table featuring African American book artists for Black History month. Curated by Theresa Chromati, the display features more than a dozen books, including ones by Shellyne Rodriguez, Jayson Musson and Ellen Gallagher.

See the quilted wallhanging in the photo? It's created by California quilter Denise M. Campbell as a gift to me when my book, Black Threads, was published.

If you're in NYC this month, do stop by Printed Matter!  Enjoy!

Printed Matter, NYC