Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Empire's Cookie Lyon - Quilt Block Pattern

Raise your hand if you're a fan of Empire!?  Who is your favorite character?
  • Lucious Lyon, former drug dealer and CEO of Empire Entertainment
  • Cookie Lyon, Lucious' ex-wife and mother of 3 sons
  • Andre Lyon, first-born and CFO of Empire
  • Jamal Lyon, the middle son
  • Hakeen Lyon, the hip-hop youngest son, OR
  • Anika Calhoun, Lucious's ex-fiancĂ©e
Taraji P. Henson absolutely works it as Cookie Lyon!  Could you see Cookie at a local quilt guild meeting?  Maybe not - but you can download this free Cookie Lyon Quilt Block Pattern. Who would you like to see as the next block?  Enjoy!

Meet Latoya Thompson, SC Quilter

Are you familiar with the hand-stitched quilts of South Carolina sistah quilter Latoya Thompson?

Ms. Thompson, an educator, recently exhibited her quilts at local libraries in Hemingway, SC, according to a Weekly Observer article by Dianne Owens.  This was just one of several exhibits her quilts have been featured in. Congrats Latoya Thompson!

African American Quilt Conference of Appalachia, April 2015

Mark your calendar and attend the African American Quilt Conference of Appalachia, April 10 - 122, 2015 in Morristown, Tennessee.

This 2-day conference features a keynote presentation by Dr. Carolyn Mazloomi, quilting workshops by Marquetta Johnson and Aisha Lumumba of Atlanta, and Aundra McCoy of Memphis.

There is also a quilt exhibit curated by Sammie Nicely and Bob Spirko.

The conference is sponsored by the African American Heritage Alliance and the From Africa to Appalachia Foundation.  Enjoy!