The Norcross Art Center opened the exhibit “Contemporary African American Quilts by the Brown Sugar Stitchers Quilt Guild” with an artists reception and a concert by “Main Street Strings”.
Indeed, these are not what you might expect from the word “quilt”, these are glorious, colorful, imaginative works of art. Here some examples. Sorry, but taking photos in the midst of a party just can’t do justice to these works.
The artists graciously explained there work.
On the left: Cleme Cosby with her quilt “Cranberry Galaxy”. On the right: Jeanette Walton in front of her “Out of Africa III – Charmed I’m Sure”.
Even a photo-realistic quilt, “Desert Queen” by Anita Crosby, here with the actual “model”.
You really must see these delightful quilts for yourself. The exhibit will continue throughout the month of August. To see it call the Norcross Welcome Center & Museum to arrange a visit.
© 2013 Ludwig Keck