I’m just back from my dinner out with the guild ladies --- when near Chicago, one MUST have Chicago style pizza! Throw in 8 women, a bunch of quilt talk and laughter and story telling and that makes for one great evening!
When I got back to my room there was an email from Kyra Hicks who’s book This I Accomplish I had featured before when it was a kindle freebie.
Just a quick note of hello. I am offering an essay and quilt pattern for free from May 18-20 for Kindle ebook readers. Feel free to share if you'd like.
For US: http://amzn.to/KEJRsJ
Best, Kyra Hicks
Who stitched the first US flag? I'd bet you'd say Betsy Ross. Who sewed the first Liberian flag? Did you know it was seven African American women? Learn more about these 1847 seamstresses, some born free and others former slaves: Susannah Lewis, who chaired the flag committee, Sarah Draper from Philadelphia, Mary L. Hunter from South Carolina, Rachel Johnson, Matilda Newport, Mrs. J. B. Russwurm from Baltimore, MD, and Collinette Teage Ellis from Virginia.
The design of the Liberian flag, first unfurled on August 24, 1847, has remained the same through the decades. It is the same design that whipped in the wind on January 16, 2006 when Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf took the solemn oath of office as the twenty-fourth President of the Republic of Liberia.
This article includes an easy-to-make pattern for a queen-sized Liberian flag quilt. Article: 3,700 words. 15 pages including quilt pattern diagrams and photograph.
About the Author
Kyra E. Hicks is a marketing professional and quilter. She was so mesmerized after seeing Eva Ungar Grudin's 1990 exhibition, "Stitching Memories: African-American Story Quilts," that she began to teach herself to create her own quilts.
"I found my voice that afternoon in the museum," she remembers. Today, Kyra's quilts have been included in more than forty exhibitions in venues such as the American Craft Museum in New York, the Renwick Gallery in Washington, D.C., and the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum in Hartford. She hosts the African American quilting news blog, Black Threads.
I just downloaded it, I’m really interested in reading this story ---and it wsa still free for me.