The My American Series quilts hit the road first thing tomorrow morning for Hartford, CT. During the roadtrip watch this space for postings from Sara Allred, one of Dr. Gaither's students at MICA who is going along for the ride. She will be writing in about their journey and the beginning of the national tour.
We will post pictures and information about the Black Watermen of the Chesapeake quilt dedication in the next few days. Needless to say it was a smashing success with around 200 people in attendance from all areas of the state. A great time was had by all and the quilt was dedicated in grand style. Dr. Gaither was also bestowed with the title of Ambassador of Maryland and Ambassador of the Chesapeake by Governor Martin O'Malley and Speaker of the Maryland House of Delegates Michael Busch. She will be embarking on her first "official duties" tomorrow with the delivery of the quilts in Hartford.
Stay tuned for more information on the exhibition dates and locations for Hartford and beyond.