Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Diana Bracy in Library of Congress!!

Good Morning WWAO!

It is wonderful to a part of the Blogger. I have made my 6 months internship!!!

I would also like to share that I was recently interviewed by the Alliance of American Quilters, Q.S.O.S. or Quilters Save Our Stories, by Karen Musgrave. My story will be a part of history for my grand children's children to read in the Library of Congress! Karen's interest was piqued when she heard of our scheduled Obama quilting Event "A Celebration in Art Quilts".

Karen asked a few of us to tell our stories about our passion to make a quilt for Mr Obama. She also wanted to know what inspired us to start quilting and our opinions about the art of quilting.
The stories are rather lengthy, so you may want to bookmark it and read at your leisure, if your are interested. This is the link to my page: http://www.allianceforamericanquilts.org/qsos/interview.php?pbd=qsos-a0a8x6-a

As a member of Quilts for Obama which is organized by Susan Walen of Bethesda, Md, she made a call out for Obama quilts to be showcased as part the Inauguration of our President-Elect.
Most of you have seen my Fiber Mosaic of Mr Obama's image. This is the same piece that debuted in Houston's International Quilt Festival in 2008. It was shown under the catogory of "Patchwork Politics". My McCain's mosaic was also showcased in Houston.

Our Event details:

President Obama: A Celebration in Art Quilts Location: Cafritz Art Center, 150 King St., Silver Spring, MD Dates: February 9 - March 5, 2009 Opening Reception: Friday, February 13th

This is a portion of Susan's statement . "Now, we present a show from more than 60 of us: a grass-roots, multi-ethnic, all-volunteer group of women from all around the US and as far away as Australia. This is a quilt show of amazing diversity -- among the quilters and their art. Our extraordinary diversity mirrors the diversity and international support that Obama's election has generated.

My plan is to have 3 small quilts and one larger group quilt, from Fiber Artists for Obama, shown in the exhibit. Several quilters are traveling to Washington, D. C. for the reception, sponsored by Montgomery College. There are plans to publish a book, showcasing all of the quilts to help raise funds for scholarships for the art students.

Susan is also seeking a venue where they quilts will travel. Some of the Artists are even selling their quilts, after the show.

Diana Bracy


brendathour said...

Congratulations on the interview Diana. I love your work, you are so talented.

Diana said...

Thank you, Brenda. This means so much to me, coming from one as talented as you are. Thanks for appreciating my work, Diana

Ruth Palmer said...

CONGRATULATIONS Diana! You deserve all this attention because you do excellent work!

Diana said...

Thank You Ruthie! I truly appreciate this compliment from a talented artist as you. Cheers, Diana