Palmetto Fiber Arts Guild Meeting 2/21/09
Yesterday, I went to the monthly meeting of the Palmetto Fiber Arts Guild. Since I'm doing a presentation next month (more on that to come), I thought that it would be a good idea to catch a meeting, and was treated to a program by two local quilters, Cookie Washington and Catherine Lambkin.
Washington and Lambkin are accomplish quilters whose work was highlighted in a cover story by Charleston Magazine on African-American quilters in the SC Lowcountry. They were also asked to design a quilt for the President Obama's inauguration, and the quilts are currently on display in Washington, DC.
I'm not a quilter--I cannot operate a sewing machine--but I love all things fiber, and their work was just breathtaking.
A beautiful mermaid.
This small quilt was made mostly of paper. Notice the cotton at the lower left.
A Goddess quilt.
This honors Rosa Parks.
This honors the fabulous Nina Simone.
This is my favorite piece. It was made by Ms. Lambkin for a Panamanian friend. The top piece is needlework from Panama, the middle, a photo of the recipient with her mother and brother, and on the bottom, the Panamanian national anthem.
Here's Ms Washington holding one of her stunning mermaid dolls. I want one!.
Washington and Lambkin have a show at the Avery Research Center, "Mermaids and Merwomen in Black Folklore" that runs until March 31,2009.
I'm still loving my itouch.
I crocheted a baby sweater for a shower last week with some of the yarn from The Village Knittery.
Pattern: Crocheted Baby Sweater by Beth Koskie
Started/Finished: Feb 17-19, 2009
Yarn: Fantasy by Dark Horse Yarns.
Hook: Size J (6mm)
Notes: Super duper easy and quick. Could have finished it in an evening. If you need a shower gift pronto, this is the pattern.
Some Thujas for Patrick...
...and I have a Noro Kureyon sock yarn afghan in progress.
I love the way the colors come out as I crochet the squares. I think it will make a pretty cool afghan.