Dreams do come true

Kyra Hicks emailed me this morning. Researching the history of African American quilters is a passion for Kyra, and her discoveries have inspired several the books she’s written, including one about the famous Harriet Powers Bible Quilt. The reason for her email was to tell me that her children’s book, Martha Ann’s Quilt for Queen…

Meet Jean Clark – Third Place Winner – Bed Quilts – Handquilted

Jean Clark was the third place winner in the handquilted bed quilts category at the 2012 AQS Quilt Show & Contest in Des Moines. Her techniques include needle turn appliqué and a technique that she likes to call “echo stippling.” Jean spent over 2,000 hours on the hand appliqué and another 2,000 hours on the handquilting.  Take…