Sunday, February 08, 2009

"President Obama: A Celebration in Art Quilts"

In a time of opposition and stubborn refusal by many to accept opportunities for growth and change, I thought it was good to present some positive and creative energies recognizing goodness and hope in our fiber arts community.

If you live anywhere near Silver Spring, Maryland, 60 fiber artists from all across the United States (and including artists from other countries, as far away as Australi) have contributed to a show titled "President Obama: A Celebration in Art Quilts.

Advertised as a quilt show of amazing diversity, among the quilters and their art. With thier work as a tribute to our new President, in gratitude for the hope and inspiration he has brought us.

Seeking to present their quilts as "an unforgettable moment in our country's history" and in honor of a renewed hope and optimism that change is still possible. Many of the participating quilters in this project have had the honor of being interviewed by Karen Musgrave of the Alliance for American Quilts and their stories will be saved in the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. Alliance for American Quilts

If you're able to attend the quilt show is February 9-March 5, 2009 with an opening reception: Friday, February 13, 6-9 pm. Cafritz Foundation Arts Center, Montgomery College, 930 King Street, Silver Spring, Maryland

shown above:
Work by Susan Shie, titled 'Treasure Map'

President Obama: A Celebration in Art Quilts watch the video and interviews of artists talking about their quilts and the process of making them.
Susan Shie Barack Obama Quilt S.O.S. interview by Karen Musgrave, Dec, 2008
Susan Shie - Quilters' S.O.S. - Save Our Stories interview by Karen Musgrave
Susan Shie's blog