Friday, February 25, 2022

Quilts by Nikki Giovanni

 Beautiful soul.    Beautiful QUILT POEM


Giovanni gained initial fame in the late 1960s as one of the foremost authors of the 
Black Arts Movement. Influenced by the Civil Rights Movement and Black Power Movement of the period, her early work provides a strong, militant African-American perspective, leading one writer to dub her the "Poet of the Black Revolution".[2]During the 1970s, she began writing children's literature, and co-founded a publishing company, NikTom Ltd, to provide an outlet for other African-American women writers. 

Over subsequent decades, her works discussed social issues, human relationships, and hip hop.

Saturday, February 19, 2022

Life is piece-ful


Looking back upon a quilters handiwork in Brooks illegal Oklahoma 

Thursday, February 3, 2022

Mystery Block Challenge

 Somebody said.... Riley Blake... and I said OK to the 2022 Block Challenge.   Productive, beautiful.... but tedious machine piecing!  My cousin kinda wants a RED quilt.... so her's to her

A bit of Valentine Red-full of Joy for February along with celebrations of Black History Month!

Let's LET THE FABRIC SPEAK!     I'll visit again - all u-lovely ladies and gents!

Bquiltin ~ Beverly

Portable Design Wall Fits Exactly Where?

Did I really need to buy this....????   Floor space is still so limited in my 4-bedroom home...

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They say it can be moved around....  hmnnnn.  

The light of truth.... Ida Wells

" The way to right the wrongs is to turn the light of truth upon them" ... !!!

I'll do two parts of explaining how I feel about Lovely Ida B. Wells......

I'd made a note reading about the 100th Centennial of the 19th Amendment - wherein Suffragists fought to secure the vote for women.

Over the last year we’ve been celebrating the Centennial of the 19th Amendment, learning about the struggle over several decades, by the Suffragists who fought to secure the vote for women.

Loving to buy fabric .... planning to use it in the future.... I purchased from Benatex / Susan Sider VOTES FOR WOMEN..... a digital-printed panel (24' x 44") that featured quotes from .... terminology haha SUFFRAGETTES Susan B. Anthony, Sojourner Truth...... Ida B. Wells-Barnet.... YIPPEE

As I read thru several friendly blogger posts, eQuilter offered a free download pattern back in 2021.   I also posted the link on my Bquiltin Studio FB pg.   

... my courageous woman.... did you clothe and make a quilt as you travelled and spoke to the world around you?? 

Let's  LET THE FABRIC SPEAK....  I'll visit with u-lovely ladies and gents... shortly!

Bquiltin !  Beverly

Living Well ~ per the Lovely Lady Ida B. Wells -Barnett

Hello to my friends who follow bits and pieces of my life ....  Living Well as Bquiltin Blog

I felt a stir of excitement -- Ida Bell Wells-Barnett (b. July 1862... d. March 1931) was one of the founders of the NAACP.  She fought against prejudice and violence in America -- especially in the cause of WOMANHOOD!  

She was a Holly Springs, Mississippi girl.... her passing was in Chicago, IL. and her burial is the the famous Oak Woods Cemetery on Chicago's South Side.  Ida Wells died of kidney failure at the age of 68

Just as her (MOM - LIZZIE) ... parents were enslaved, Ida was freed by the Emancipation Proclamation during the American Civil War (1865).   

Ida and her family later lived in Memphis, TN until mob violence drove her out.  Moving about 60 miles further North - she and her siblings landed in Chicago, IL

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