“President Obama: A Celebration in Art Quilts” : February 9 – March 5, 2009 at the Cafritz Art Center, 150 King Street, Silver Spring, Maryland (just outside Washington, DC).
This is a detail of Debra Gabel’s quilt which is one of the 40 Obama quilts which will be on exhibit.
Quilts for Obama: An Exhibit Celebrating the Inauguration of Our 44th President. Roland L. Freeman, Guest Curator. From January 11 to January 31, 2009 : Where: The Historical Society of Washington, D.C. 801 K Street, NW (at Mount Vernon Square); Washington, DC.
Caption: From Kenya to Kansas by Denise Campbell
Caption: In my own time by Rosalyn Thomas
This show was developed by the Historical Society of Washington, DC and the Women of Color Quilters Network in partnership with The Group for Cultural Documentation (TGCD). The exhibit comprises over 60 interpretive quilts by master quilt makers to celebrate the inauguration, to welcome the Obama family to Washington, and to celebrate their roots and history.
Exhibition: ‘President Obama: A Celebration in Art Quilts’ at Cafritz Art Center, 150 King St., Silver Spring, MD. From February 9 to March 5, 2009 – Opening Reception: Friday, February 13th
This show is organized by Susan Walen and includes the work of 60 fiber artists – a tribute to the new US President, and to celebrate an unforgettable moment in history [some of the participating artists include Bonnie Jo, Debra Gabel, and Susan Shie and many others.
image: Susan Shie
Fiber artists for Obama are also entering a group quilt into the show – The quilt is titled “Yes I Can” and was organised by Diana Bracy whose amazing fabric mosaic quilt will also be in the show.
Image: fiber artist for Obama – collaborative quilt
Image: fiber artist for Obama – collaborative quilt – details
Crocheted portrait of Barack Obama by fibre artist Todd Paschall who transforms photographs into crocheted works of art. [You can get the pattern for free—just email him through his website ] [via craft stylish]