Tuesday, February 22, 2022

Tuesday's This and That: February 23, 2022

 Happy Tuesday!  

Today let's celebrate Martha Ann Erskine Ricks, a former slave who met with Queen Victoria and presented her with a quilt.  There are a lot of articles about Martha and her quilt but I think you will like this BBC video that was narrated by a descendent of Martha's.  


Dana Balsamo is a well known quilt historian, appraiser and more recently an auctioneer.  She has a big quilt auction coming up that features the collection of Laura Fisher--a well known quilt dealer from NYC.  I met Laura years ago and she was fun, supportive and very charismatic.  Laura passed away in 2021 and it was quite a loss to our community.

If you are interested in purchasing a quilt or just seeing pages of lovely textiles, visit the auction catalog here.


Have a safe and happy day!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for highlighting the auction of Laura Fisher's quilts. There's so much beauty and inspiration there!