Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Fiber Artists for Obama & Cherryl Floyd-Miller's Obama Quilting Story

Fabric CAN capture our times, thoughts, and feelings. The online group - Fiber Artists for Obama - are in the process of making a FIERCE quilt about their favorite candidate. Many members have designed a special block for the collective quilt being made, thanks to Diana Bracy's leadership in organizing the actual quilt. In the photo here is the block by Lisa Shepard Stewart. Do visit Cherryl FLoyd-Miller's blog for more photos of the quilt blocks.

And, if you have five minutes, you MUST read Cherryl's personal blog post about the Obama-themed quilt she's making - the blocks include significant events in the 2008 Democratic Nomination process... Oprah's endorsement, Caroline Kennedy's support, Hillary Clinton as the Queen of Hearts... and, of course, Michelle Obama's loving support. Personally, I'm eager to see Cherryl's final masterpiece! Enjoy!


BLUE said...

hey sister!

thanks for the shout-out. it's always grand for us to be in each other's corners, since we are the best source of wealth we've got.

looking forward to sharing "final" photos with you.


Kyra said...

Cherryl - Thanks for your note! Really - can't wait to see your quilt!

Best, Kyra

Valerie said...

I would have preferred to email this link to you, but did not see one on your website. It's a kit to make a needle-felted Barack Obama. I'd like to visit their shop in real life sometime soon.

Diana said...

Hi there! I saw your post on the Fiber Artists for Obama "Yes I Can Quilt". Lisa is the founder of the organization and without her, this quilt would not have existed.

I would like to share the news that our quilt will be showcased in February in celebration of the historical inauguration. If I may, I'd like to leave details.

The quilt debuted at Houston's International Quilt Show this past Fall and had rave reviews!

The second trip is scheduled:
President Obama: A Celebration in Art Quilts

Location: Cafritz Art Center, 150 King St., Silver Spring, MD

Dates: February 9 - March 5, 2009

Opening Reception: Friday, February 13th
Thanks very much, Diana Bracy