Monday, January 18, 2010
STITCHING OUR STORIES: SARAH C. CAMPBELL
In all the blogosphere, one of my most favorite places to visit is Sarah C. Campbell's blog.
Sarah is one of those inspiring people whose creativity cannot be contained by one medium. In her books Wolfsnail: A Backyard Predator (Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Book) and the forthcoming Growing Patterns: Fibonacci Numbers in Nature (March 2010), Sarah writes AND photographs (husband Richard also contributes).
But that's not all: Sarah also stitches quilts and other handmade items. In fact, I still remember (and envy!)the quilted handbag Sarah carried to a writing retreat we both attended, oh, about a year and a half ago. Some things you don't forget.
And so, it is with great pleasure that I present the following video that Sarah was gracious enough to create, about a quilt she made for her mother twenty years ago. And, yes, as I've come to expect from Sarah, it pulls together several different forms of art. Prepare to be inspired!
Want to know more about this story? Here's a video interview Sarah did with her parents at The Alliance for American Quilts. It includes photographs of Crossroads Quilters and lists available publications, such as Sarah's I Ain't Lying as well as Quilts and Quilting in Claiborne County.
And, if you're interested in story quilts, check out this interview and documentary about the most recognized of the Crossroads Quilters, Hystercine Rankin, who made story quilts and was named a National Heritage Fellowship winner in 1997 by the NEA.
If YOU have a Stitchin' Story, I'd love to feature it! Please email me at irenelatham at charter dot net. Thanks, and happy storytelling, in whatever form you choose.