I am so honored that the American Embassy in Quito, Ecuador purchased African Starry Night for its “Afrodecendientes” exhibit. I shipped it to its new home yesterday.
According to Elisabeth Serrano, the embassy spokesperson, the exhibit features the contributions of Africanamericans and Africanecuadorians to the construction of societies in both countries. Among the Africanamerican contributions to art, we have included a segment about Africanamerican quilts.”
When I chose the colors for African Starry Night, I had just returned from a lovely vacation on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. I imagined laying on a sandy beach gazing at the stars. I lovingly quilted African Starry Night by hand.
I am thrilled that my quilt will play a small part in educating the world about African American quilting.