Saturday, July 7, 2007

Rajua has a new home

On June 22nd, UNIFEM held its fund raiser and my african themed quilt named Rajua was purchased in a silent auction. Rajua means "to give hope" in Swahili - a fitting name for the UNIFEM cause. Rajua was purchased by Neale Godfrey. Neale is the Chairman of the Children's Financial Network and wrote the well known book Money Doesn't Grow on Trees. This was my first quilt to get into a juried show (Mid-Atlantic and AQS) so it was a little hard to see it go.

Friday, July 6, 2007

Sacred Threads 2007

This was the year for me to enter some juried shows. So far, so good! My quilt called Rajua, made for UNIFEM exhibited at Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival and at AQS in Paducah. But the real thrill for me was when two of my quilts hung at Sacred Threads. Since making art quilts about my faith is my true passion, it was the perfect venue. My quilts are back home now.

This quilt is called Follow Me and it is based on the scripture from Mark 1:17 when Jesus says, "Come and I will make you fishers of men." The quilting on the outside border symbolizes the fishing net.