Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Zuri Quilting Guild

Greetings All,
The Zuri Quilting Guild of Nashville, TN is on a roll. The have an exhibit of their works on display at the Nashville International Airport and if you happen to go there stroll by concourse A and check out their exhibit.

Last week at a 50th Anniversary of Student Sit-In Movement celebration and one of the noted guest was Dr. Bernice Johnson Reagon (below left with members of Zuri) the founder of Sweet Honey in the Rock.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Gwendolyn Magee

Greetings All,
There is an exhibition at the V&A Museum in London and artist Gwendolyn Magee (right) is a part of this event. I just finished listening to an interview on the BBC World Service. Take a listen, visit Gwen website and also check out the BBC's site to participate in their virtual quilt. Congratulations Gwen.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

13th Annual Cultural Connections African Marketplace & Bazaar

Greetings All,
I am refresh, restored and renewed. I have made it through my first outing of the year and had a great time. I received as a gift these awesome note cards (left) from Nii-oti Ankrah and just love them and they will be framed and placed throughout my home for me and others to enjoy.

Here we have the stupendous Stacey Brown & company with his wonderful water colors and mix-media art.

Next we have history maker Marva Jolly (right) who creates gorgeous works of art and also was my ceramic instructor many years ago.

The wearable were on parade (below) and had to be tried on, so a mini fashion show happened and I would like to thank Linda M Lewis who wore my Somewhere Over the Rainbow coat and Alice Scott in my Juicy Fruit jacket. Thank you ladies. I also would like to thank Robin Napier who wore her Hot-Fudge mud cloth jacket that she purchased from me years ago. Thank you Robin for the advertising.

Sylvia Cook artist/decorator is wearing her commission indigo/blue mud cloth jacket. Sylvia made her own button for this creation and has promise to make more. Sylvia is also pictured with her hand painted shirts.

These are just some of my favorite people, upper right corner is Elliott Hubbard and James Napier, below left is the fabulous Frank Frazier, next to him is Woodrow Nash, and last but not lease is Carolyn Elaine.

This is the awesome Najee Dorsey (left)who creates collage/mix-media works and he commissioned me to make him a mud cloth vest and there he styling it for this photo shoot. Thank you Najee and check out his work @

Above bottom left in the middle is an awesome young artist by the name of Selena Watkins and I just love her creativity/spirit, so please check out her blog @ . The colorful stilt house is by artist Malika Jackson who is pictured above top center who was Selen's former art teacher.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Judy's new book.

My friend Judy Coats Perez (Painted Threads) has self-published on Blurb a book of her awesome work and this has inspired me to self-publish. Plus Blurb has a free shipping offer going on until March 22nd.

Here is anothe book that was self published the Pacific Northwest African American Quilters, Stories That Cover Us:

Cultural Connections African Market Place & Bazaar

Greetings All,
Well it's that time of the year for me. Vending season and next weekend March 12th & 13th I will be at the Cultural Connections African Market Place & Bazaar at the Dixon Elementary School, 8306 South St. Lawrence Ave, Chicago, IL 60619 along with a host of other wonderful artists, artisans, and craftsmen/women. This event will be on Friday at 11am - 8pm and Saturday 9am - 7pm, so if you are in the area stop by and say hello.
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