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Soulful: A National Exhibition of African American Artists

A couple of days ago I got some cool news.

One of my early recycled silk art quilts was juried into the national Art (yes “art” not quilting, ha!) Show – “Soulful: A National Exhibition of African American Artists”. It opens February 7th and runs through February 28th at the d’Art Center in Norfolk, VA.

image credit: d’Art Center

My piece that will appear in the show is called Color Story I: Flying Triangles. It was the first recycled silk art quilt I made when I began to experiment with using recycled materials. Below is the piece and the updated Artist Statement I did for the show.


Photographed by Jeremy Koons

45 ” W x 44.5″ L, silk & linen garment scraps pieced on muslin foundation


The Color Stories series of art quilts are vibrant colored compositions, created from recycled textiles including silks, wools and linens. Many of the recycled silks and linens are from samples and remnants from NYC Fashion District couture fabrics from the 1990’s European textile houses of Ratti, Braghenti, Castellini and D’Este. 

Instead of ending up in a landfill, these couture fabric samples with their complex colors, patterns and textures inspire my textile art.

This is piece is from my first art quilt series: Color Stories. If you’d like to see the other art quilts in this series, check out my page Art Quilt Stories.


Next post I will share where I am moving or some of my plans for my next adventure in life. If you would like to take a guess, it is one of the states in the image of AAA travel books below (if you know already don’t ruin the surprise for any other readers, thanks!)


Featured image credit: d’Art Center (

34 thoughts on “Soulful: A National Exhibition of African American Artists”

  1. Oh congratulations on another art quilt success! All of the potential destinations look like wonderful places to explore and feel the sunshine on your face while looking up (and those mountains ). I can’t wait to see what you decide.

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  2. Congratulations on having a juried quilt in the “Soulful: A National Exhibition of African American Artists!” You are very talented and deserve this!

    Moving? Oh my! I don’t know where you are going, but all of the brochures you featured look marvelous!

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  3. It’s a beautiful quilt. The more I look at it, the more I see. No wonder it was selected. Big congratulations! I am looking forward to seeing where you will be in the next adventure in your life. ~hugs~

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  4. I have no idea where you’re going, but i’m Hoping for Boulder. You should totally live in Northern Colorado. It’s great here.

    Your art quilts are phenomenal, but I bet you knew that.

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  5. Your quilt is wonderful. The advertising flag is amazing as well. I’m impressed you are gearing up so quickly for your move! I’m sure you will do well with this.


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