The Quilted Conscience
Airing Saturday, March 8 at 7:00 pm on Colorado Public Television Channel 12.2 (Comcast Channel 251)
THE QUILTED CONSCIENCE documents the beautiful and important story of a group of sixteen Sudanese-American girls – refugees from the genocide in their troubled homeland – who are thrust into a new life in Grand Island, Nebraska. It’s a story of a quilters’ guild of local white women, some of whom have had little previous contact with ethnic or racial minorities. It’s a story of a famed African-American quilt maker who travels a thousand miles to help “stitch” the groups together by means of a culture-blend fabric-art project. Finally, it’s a story about the making of a lovely wall-sized mural, composed of dozens of dramatic “Dreams & Memories” story panels created by the Sudanese girls with the help of the local women.
“Colorado Quilting Council on Parade”
An exhibit at the Denver National Quilt Show sponsored by Mancuso Brothers May 1-4, 2014
Deadline – March 30, 2014
Mancuso Show 2014 form
March 22, 2014
Longmont Convention Center
1900 Ken Pratt Blvd
Longmont, CO 80501
Registration – 9:30 am
Business Meeting, Show & Tell, and Door Prizes – 10:00 am
Program Approximately 11:00 am
Guest Fee is $10
Lea McComas: “Making Faces”
Lea McComas, from Colorado, has been a teacher for over 32 years, but has been a lifetime learner. She learned to sew at age 6 and quilt at age 16. Lea began her career as a teacher in Missouri, lived and worked in Turkey and Okinawa, Japan before coming to Colorado. Now, she is challenged to develop and maintain two careers – one as a teacher in a high school in Boulder, Colorado, and one as an artist. Sometimes these paths cross, sometimes diverge, sometimes get really tangled. Lea is the author of several magazine articles. She taught portrait quilt techniques on The Quilt Show with Alex Anderson and Ricky Tims and has exhibited nationally and internationally including the UN Headquarters, Paducah, England, Japan and South Africa.
Lea was recently awarded “Best Quilt from a First Time Entrant” at the Road to California Show in January, 2014 for her quilt, Panning for Gold. To learn more about Lea, check out her website: www.leamccomas.com or go to The Quilt Show website (www.thequiltshow.com) and look at the November 22, 2013 or the January 31, 2014 online newsletters. Both have articles about Lea. Be sure to come to the Longmont meeting and enjoy hearing from this talented quilter!
84″ x 84″
Designed, made and quilted by Cyndi McChesney. Inspired by Ricky Tims’ Kool Kaleidoscope technique.
Members: Please remember to pick up your tickets at the February meeting.
Additional Tickets can be purchased by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Make sure you are ready! Visit the Quilt Colorado Tabs above and view the information about presenters and programs.
New information has been posted for the 2014 Quilt-A-Fair. Mark your calendar for September 26 & 27, 2014. Click the link below for the flyer. Vendor information is also available. Click on the SPECIAL EXPERIENCES menu above and go to the Quilt-A-Fair page.
Quilt-A-Fair 2014 flyer