Posted by Monday, February 25, 2013

Zuri at QuiltCon

Three of us Zuri members boarded an early morning flight last Thursday morning for Austin headed to QuiltCon, a first-of-it’s-kind, Modern Quilting show put on by The Modern Quilt Guild in Austin, Texas. Workshops. Lectures. Vendors. Exhibit. Quilts. Books. Fabrics. Meeting some of our favorite bloggers. Fish tacos. The three of us staying up to the wee hours of the night there in the hotel room talking about quilts and quilting. And what exactly is modern quilting? And is there an African American aesthetic? And, how to define African American quilting. (More about those discussions in a later blogpost.) It was wonderful! One of the nicest parts of the experience was meeting black women from around the country who quilt. There weren't a lot of us, but there were enough to embrace and learn from. Special shout out to our friends from the AAQLA. We arrived back home Sunday afternoon saddled with books, fabrics (lots and lots), coupons, new techniques, and photos. And lots of ideas!

1 comment:

  1. I would love a copy of the quilt which shows rows of squares and depicting a lady, beautiful, really eye catching


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Our theme is: Black Women Piecing Together Our Past While Keeping Ourselves in Stitches.

Like our ancestors of old we are women using fabric to tell the stories of our lives, stories of growing up learning to sew from mothers, grandmothers, aunts, or home economics teachers, but left our mothers' craft for fancy careers and store bought designs, and came back to weaving fiber because we discovered that we were artists at heart. We are committed to preserving the history and promoting the tradition of African American women as quilters.

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