Diana Bracy, a Fiber Focus member, has become prolific in an interesting technique of layering bits of fabric to create large portraits. You can visit her page for more photos of her work, but one of them has received special attention, that of President Elect Barack Obama. Diana has been an active member of Quilters for Obama and she recently shared that their quilts will be exhibited in the Washington DC area:
"As a member of Fiber Focus, I am proud to share the fantastic news that my Fiber Mosaic of Obama will be showcased in the Washington, D. C. area in tribute to our President-Elect Barack Obama. As a member of Quilters for Obama, we plan to display more than 50 Art quilts. Susan Walen of Bethesda, Maryland organized this historic even in a matter of days!
The Obama Fiber Mosaic made its debut in Houston's International Quilt Festival in Oct/Nov of 2008. The image was seen by thousands and blogged on many sites. It would be my ultimate pleasure to give this Mosaic to the Obama family as a gift from me.
The event details:
President Obama: A Celebration in Art Quilts
Location: Cafritz Art Center, 150 King St., Silver Spring, MD
Dates: February 9 - March 5, 2009
Opening Reception: Friday, February 13th
The Cafritz Art Center will have all of our quilts professionally photographed and will publish a book to raise funds for scholarships for the Arts Center. They are discussing plans to have our quilts travel to other destinations. We have plans to invite the Obama family for a possible Private Showing."
Diana is a member of "Fiber Artists for Obama", who each made individual pieces celebrating this historic election and then contributed in a joint project which resulted in this quilt:
Fiber Artists for Obama, Collaborative Quilt