Here’s my latest quilt top. It is a design I made up through trial and error. The saw tooth row and border pieces with string blocks at the corners were inspired by Hystercine Rankin’s Sunburst pattern. It is ready to be quilted. I haven’t decided the pattern I’ll use for quilting, but it’ll be something fairly simple.
You can find out more about Hystercine Rankin, a National Heritage Award winner, and see her African Sunburst here. The Mississippi Museum of Art will feature one of Mrs. Rankin’s narrative memory quilts in its September Unburied Treasures event (Sept. 16). My father, Dave Crosby, will talk about the quilt, which is part of the MMA’s permanent collection. I will read some of Rankin’s memories of learning how to quilt. The Port Gibson Heritage Singers will provide music. Learn more here.
We’ve had lots of rain and some wind from Hurricane Gustav, but nothing like Katrina three years ago. We’ve been told to expect more wind, rain, and possible tornadoes.
I spent a lot of the day in the sewing room, making another project. I’ll share a photograph one of these days.