Hugs all around with Lauren Austin,China; Trish Williams, Indiana; Latifah Shakir, Georgia and Marion Coleman, California
This is a second piece by Lauren
These images do not do justice to the imagery, materials and craftsmanship presented by the quilts.
To learn more about Lauren's work see this link Lauren Austin Website
Across from Linda and me is the fine work of Dawn Williams Boyd who was another of my internet girlfriends. It was great to meet her at last. This work is La Croix de Guerre. She find out more about Dawn and her work at her website Dawn Williams Boyd
The work of another dear friend, Latifah Shakir was next to Dawn. Unfortunately I didn't get a clear shot of that piece about Madam C.J. Walker but I do have her work Letter from Birmingham Jail. Latifah met in 2009 when we both went to Japan for the Journey of Hope exhibit at Quilt Week Yokohama.
These are quilts by other new friends.
April (Anue) Ship presents An Open Book to Freedom about Harriet Beecher Stowe. Don't you just love that dress. See April speak about her work in this video
Dorothy Burge and I met while going to an interview with Jessica Brown of Fox 19 television. She is holding the Touching Ragonon inspired by the work of Aminah Robinson. I'll have more on that later.
The model for this piece , Trayvon Could Be My Son, is a relative of Dorothy's and she reports she had tried another slightly older child who didn't want to hold the Skittles but this child took hold and this the moving results. Dorothy also has another quilt, Lest We Forget: Tribute to James Cameron. You will be inspired by both. This link tells you more about Dorothy Dorothy Burge
Unfortunately for me I didn't to see Iris Simmons this time but she was there in spirit with this quilt Homage to Romare Bearden. Thanks Iris.
I have always admired the work of Marjorie Diggs Freeman and it was good to meet her. These are images of Freedom Riders: Spring and Summer 1963
Check this link for more information about Marjorie Alliance for American Quilts Interview
Mayota and all of us are fortunate that Mr. Angelou will be in town and speaking at the Freedom Center next month. How great is that!
There are so many beautiful quilts for you to see but you will to see the others when you visit the Freedom Center.
The quilt leading the charge for visitors to come to the museum is Lucy Terry Prince: The Griot's Vice by Peggie Hartwell. Here it is larger than life
To learn more about Peggy and her work see this link