Saturday, December 31, 2016

Friday, December 30, 2016

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Ujima


P.I.E.C.E.S. 2017

Greetings All,
Coming January 2017 three venues.


Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Monday, December 26, 2016

Umoja

Greeting All,
Today is the 1st day of  Kwanzaa



P.I.E.C.E.S. 2017

Greetings All,
Coming January 2017 one artist.                            




Wednesday, December 14, 2016

On Beauty and Heritage: A Fabric Art Exhibition.

Greetings All,
Here is the latest info about an upcoming exhibit at UIC - AACC.




Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Artistry In Fiber

Greetings All,
Here is another self promotional moment.  Artistry in Fiber, Vol. 1 Wall Art is due out in June 2017 and I am one of many to be  included by E. Ashley Rooney.

"Connecting us to the wide variety of contemporary fiber art in wall-mounted format, this resource combines more than 600 photos with personal comments from 100 of today’s established and emerging artists. In conjunction with the other two books in this acclaimed series, it invites readers to re-examine fiber art through a multifaceted contemporary lens  The creators here are pushing the boundaries of what wall-mounted fiber art is, using fibers of paper, metal, fiberglass, milkweed seeds, or high-tech polymers".




Artistry in Fiber, Sculpture is due out Aug 2017
Nearly 500 photos ofartwork with personal insights from 76 of today’s most noteworthyartists show the tremendously broad range of possibilities that working in three dimensions can offer. In conjunction with the other two books in this acclaimedseries, it invites readers to re-examine fiber art through a multifaceted contemporarylens. Both established artists and emerging artists whose work isattracting notice are gathered here. Carol Milne’s knitted glass and Peter Gentenaar’s technique of vacuum forming and air-drying paper fibers are but a few examples of artists using new materials with traditional methods.



You can pre order for those fiber conscious gift offerings via Amazon.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Ubuntutu update


Greeting All, 
Here is another update reguarding Unbuntutu: Life Legacies of Love and Action now at Stellenbosch University in South Africa.  Thank you again Aleia Brown for your hard work in pulling this amazing exhibit together.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

A quite day...

Greetings All,
It's been a very quite day here and I've spent most of it creating a new website between a bit of cooking.  I am so very thankful for the ability to be able to do this, and I am grateful to have celebrated a birthday this week also.  For a moment I tried to have a pity party, but that didn't last long after talking with my children to whom I am very grateful for and that brought me back around.  I hope/pray that you all have had a great/safe day and do have a wonderful weekend.  Shop Small Business, and much love to you all.   http://handworksbytrishwilliams.weebly.com


Monday, November 14, 2016

Latest creation...

Greetings All,
Here is a tease of a new work that I am creating and I am just in love with the colors, the fabrics, and the theme. Women of Color Quilters Network member on the move.
Enjoy and there is more to come.

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Quilt - V of The Lynch Quilt Project

Greetings All,
I've been working on Quilt-V of  The Lynch Quilt Project and let me tell you this has been a learning experience like no other for me.  

"The Lynch Quilts Project is a community based effort, which examines the history and ramifications of racial violence in the United States of America through the textile tradition of quilting. Join us in weaving a new future towards social justice - past and present".


Quilt IV: Failed State
This quilt explores the paradox of theory vs. reality in terms of the politics and ideological framework concerning the larger context in which lynching and racial/ethnic violence began and continues to exist in America.

I tried quilting this quilt on a long-arm machine and caught all type of problems.  I got help from someone who had quilted several quilts on this machine and she too caught all types of problems.  This went on for days until the point that I had to take  the quilt home and remove everything that I had done.  I took a break for the quilt for a couple of days and then returned and finished the quilting and for that I am grateful.  

Monday, November 7, 2016

NMAAH

Greetings All,
I learned that these three items that I created for the NMAAH gift shop sold on opening day.  I am so very grateful to Dr Carolyn L. Mazloomi, WCQN, and the Smithsonian for this opportunity.


Thursday, November 3, 2016

Ubuntutu update

Greetings All,
This arrived in the mail and I am so very honored to be included in this moment in time, in history, and in such a great cloud of witnesses.  Thank you Aleia Brown, thank you WCQN, and thank you Bishop Desmond and Leah Tutu for being the warriors that you are.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Collaboration-Gate Keeper of the North.

Greetings All,
I have been gifted a piece and I have decided to create a new collaboration series.  Below is the piece that was on it's way to the trash bin so I was told and I have cut in to 4 sections and appliqued figures onto them, canvas wrapped them, and embellished with keys, cowrie shells, and buttons.



Below is the Gate Keeper of the North (8 x 10).


Saturday, October 22, 2016

P.I.E.C.E.S. - update

Greetings All,

1 Village + 2 Months + 3 Venues = P.I.E.C.E.S.
January - February 2017 more information to come, so be on the lookout.  Precepts Inspirited by Episodes of Creative Expressions of Self."  WCQN member on the move...

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

AAUW - update

Greetings All,
The venue with the American Association of University Women in Elgin, IL was grand.  There was one slight slip that I heard of afterword and that was in an articular about me as being a historian and that's not true nor have I ever claimed to be.  Here are some images for that venue.

These "3 Queens" (right) where waiting for me when I arrived and they came bearing gifts and for that I am truly grateful.







 The quilt shown at the left was supposedly created by slaves, bought in Kentucky, but originally from Georgia.


Having these 3 there was like having family.

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Ubuntutu - update

Greetings All,
Here are some images of the instillation of Ubuntutu.   WCQN members are on the move.





Saturday, October 1, 2016

Another WOCQN member on the move!

Greetings All,
Loving this and had to share. Netflix launched "Luke Cage" and Bisa Butler quilt Shango is on the set of the new ! How proud and happy are we that she is a part of the ground breaking show about an African American superhero! The first of its kind. Shango is in Mariahs apartment ( Alfre Woodard!). Another WOCQN member on the move. #lukecage #bisabutler #Netflix



Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Quilting from Salvery to Now - AAUW

Greetings All,
Here is a self promotional moment that I had to share. 

Friday, September 16, 2016

C.T. Gabbert Art Park update

Greetings All,
I did a drive by C.T. Gabbert Art Park for a photo shoot.  I love the size of the mural (20 x 10 feet).  I love the digital printing that's so clear that you can see each stitch, each thread, and each bead.

Here I am hanging with John who created the art car that drew me to this location in the 1st place.


 My final photo below made me feel like I was one with the mural and I dressed for the occasion.


Monday, September 12, 2016

Ubuntutu update.

Greetings All,
Ubuntutu: Life Legacies of Love and Action opens October 3rd at the Nelson Mandela Gateway Museum in CapeTown, SA.  This is a collaborative project between the Michigan State University Museum, The Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation and the Women of Color Quilters Network thanks to Aleia Brown, Visiting Curator of Michigan State University Museum.





Ubuntutu update.

Greetings All,
Ubuntutu: Life Legacies of Love and Action opens October 3rd at the Nelson Mandela Gateway Museum in CapeTown, SA.  This is a collaborative project between the Michigan State University Museum, The Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation and the Women of Color Quilters Network thanks to Aleia Brown, Visiting Curator of Michigan State University Museum.





Saturday, September 3, 2016

Unpacking Collections...

Greetings All,
This is a upcoming exhibit that will hosted by the DuSable Museum of African American History in Chicago and A Piece of my Soul can still be found via Amazon and I am sure other sources.


Sunday, August 28, 2016

Southside with You Official Trailer



Greetings All,
I saw this on opening day and loved every minute. I also have the honor of being a part of this history and I am in awe.  I two of my pieces are in one scene in the movie. Below are the pieces that you will see if you catch them, Miss Laura Fruit Tree (left) and With Open Hearts (right).  I now have a film credit to add to my resume and for that I am grateful.  Now if someone would just add these to their collection I would be over the moon.



Wednesday, August 24, 2016

ASWR update

Greetings All,
Here is the new information about the opening of "And Still We Rise" coming to the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley.





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