Friday, August 3, 2012

My Quilt Is in China!

Rise and Shine, Inner City, 75" x 95"




My quilt is in China!  It is an honor to have my quilt "Rise and Shine, Inner City" selected as a part of The Sum of Many Parts: 25 Quiltmakers in 21st-Century America, a program conceived and sponsored by the United States Embassy-Beijing. The exhibition and its tour throughout the People’s Republic of China has been jointly developed and managed by ArtsMidwest and South Arts, with additional assistance from the Great Lakes Quilting Center at Michigan State University.
The exhibition will tour to five venues throughout China, beginning September 7, 2012:
Links have been set up with more information and pictures of all the quilts:

 

12 comments:

Ellen Lindner said...

Way to go, Martha! Congratulations! This is so very exciting.

norma said...

Good for you, Marilyn! Isn't that your quilt pictured on the promotion picture (is it a postcard)? How exciting to think that your quilt will be viewed and admired by so many people.

Linda Ginn said...

Comment from library colleague Elayne Lockett: "That quilt is absolutely gorgeous! What a gift your mother has. Brag all you can and want, it's the only mama you'll ever have. Never apologize for that. You have God's permission to brag.'And her children rise up and call her blessed.' Prov. 31."

Linda Ginn said...

Comment from library colleague Ann Branton: "Yoorah! And I love the visual impact of the quilt, Rise and Shine. It moves!"

Linda Ginn said...

Comment from library colleague Paul McCarver: "Linda, what a beautiful quilt and what an honor for your mother."

Martha said...

Thanks to all who commented here and on my email. This quilt has had many adventures--hung in several shows, including Houston and Paducah, and published in several books and articles. But a trip to China . . . what a thrill. I finished it in 1997 and it has taken on a life of its own! I grouped my Y's by color to simulate neighborhoods with the sun coming in to wake up the city. It was hand-quilted with changing designs as I changed neighborhoods.

Anonymous said...

Martha: Congratulations!! Really a very high honor for you....and you deserve it. I've always loved and appreciate your art.

Greg

Anonymous said...

The quilt is absolutely stunning! I am so proud of and for you!!! Is that an original pattern? I stand amazed! Thank you so much for sharing. Can't wait to see it "in person" one day!!
Tanzie Brown

Martha said...

Thanks! There is more information about the quilt on my website under Gallery, Large, Inner City. http://marthaginn.com

Anne E. said...

Well deserved by a tremendously gifted artist - congratulations Martha !!



Moni said...

Congratulations, Martha. That is a stunning quilt and represents American quilt making at its finest!

Jeanne Marklin said...

Martha, that is a beautiful quilt. I love the light edge in the upper corner in particular. It's wonderful that it's traveling in China and representing U.S. quilters.