|Top left going clockwise: Serengeti 1, Detail of Serengeti 1, Detail of Serengeti 2 and Serengeti 2 by Marion Coleman|
|African Fabrics that were simply too gorgeous to cut up!|
One of the benefits of serving as historian is my reserved seating--front row center, usually next to the featured artist! I introduce myself as the historian and request their permission to take pictures and oftentimes I am able to ask a few questions about their quilt making. As she was setting up her trunk show prior to the meeting, I noticed she had a unique wood and wire hanging system that helped them to easily hang straight. So I inquired about it and she made sure to incorporated it into her trunk show. After the meeting, several members were also checking out her unique quilt hanging system...which I captured a close up for future reference.
She then dived in with her extensive trunk show that included a wide range of quilt styles featuring African fabrics, culture and heritage. It was an inspiring trunk show filled with beauty, color, movement, sound and fun. I will certainly keep my eyes open for African fabrics to add to my stash to add a pop of fun and culture.
Below is a sampling of some of the quilts that I especially enjoyed...
|Marion Coleman's Quilts: Market, Samples, Log Cabin, Sisters, Masks and much more!|