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“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

by kath_red on 30/01/2009

in Art+Design

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.

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1. Obama Hebrew chart from tikkuknits and the logo chart.

2. From black threads a free Obama redwork quilt block pattern

3. Machine embroidery pattern

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4. Purchase African Obama commemorative fabric here.

5. Obama logo knitting chart.

6. Subversive Cross Stitch chart of Obama.

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7. I heart Obama Hat – pattern here.

8. Obama sweater pattern and chart.

9. Fiber artists for Obama quilt project

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10. Steel this sweater pattern book – Lisa Anne Auerbach Charted Patterns for Sweaters That Talk Back

11. Obama crochet finger puppet from Lion brand (need to sign in)

12. How to crochet Obama – chart included.

[many of these links have come from the Obama craft project website and flickr group, Crafters for Obama flickr group, whipup archives , Ravelry and black threads blog.]


quilts for obama

by kath_red on 24/01/2009

in Art+Design

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



crochet obama

by kath_red on 23/01/2009

in Art+Design

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]