Tuesday, November 13, 2007


Since my love affair with yarn and fiber has only increased over the last year I have been knitting and crocheting up a storm. Michelle Bishop and myelf will show and sell our wares at several events this season. We will feature ponchos, wraps, sweaters, bags and more: Sat. Dec. 1 at the Gadson Gallery, 225 west 134th street, 2-7pm. Hats By Bunn fashion show, Sun. Dec 9th, Thurgood Marshall Academy 135th street at Adam Clayton Powell Jr. BLVD., time TBA. And Thur.-Sun. Dec. 13th-16th, New Jersey Performing Arts Center ( www.njpac.org ). Please check us out.

Will this Sepia Mama be a Cover Girl?

"The Sepia Grandmother I Never Knew" is a quilt submited to the a national touring exhibit: Quilting African American Women's History: Our challenges, Creativity and Champions. It is being considered for the cover of the book accompanying the exhibit but there was one problem. One of the vintage quilttops used has a print that contains a swastika. When I made the quilt I did not even see it but once it was pointed out it is very noticable. Though this symbol has history far older than Hitler everyone is not as open to this symbols past. Hopefully I will have the chance to correct the issue so my grandma can be a Cover Girl.

Astral Angels Over Dreamland

Astral Angels Over Dreamland is the title of this quilt featuring my twin niece and nephew. This quilt is currently at the New York State Museum in Albany in the "Expressions in Blue Exhibit. It was purchased by Anenoi Brooks during the Harlem Open Artist Studio Tour. I am proud to have my work featured with the many notable African American fine artists in this show.

Monday, July 02, 2007

Upcoming Events

(above: Harold in the Moment, detail)

Stitching Our Stories (see details below)

Harlem Open Artist Studio Tour Preview Exhibition

6/27th thru 7/9, 737 St Nicholas Ave.

(check artharlem.org for viewing times)

Folks and Family: Quilt Art By Laura R,. Gadson


Russ Berrie Pavillion, Columbia university

1150 St Nicholas Ave.

Harlem Open Artist Studio Tour (HOAST)

10/6 & 10/7/2007, 1-6pm

GadsonGallery, 225 West 134th Street

(212) 694-0262

Expressions In Blue

11/17 - March 2008

The New York State Museum

Cutural Education Center, Albany, N.Y.

NJPAC: Annual Kwanzaa Festival

Thur. 12/13- Sun. 12/16/2007

Newark, NJ

(888) 466-5722, njpac.org

"If You See Me On The Block"

This is a detail of a self portrait quilt currently hanging in th Stitching Our Stories Exhibit at the Countee Cullen Library in Harlem. It is pieced, appliqued and quilted by machine. (details for the exhibit below)

Stitching Our Stories: Quilt Art by Our Community's Children

This exhibit will be at the Countee Cullen library, 104 West 136th Street, Harlem, from June 20th thru August 26th 2007. You will see various quilts by PS 123 who I have worked with over the last 3 years as well other school's quilts and work by Harlem Girls Quilting Circle members. The quilts can be view from 2-5:30pm on Mon., Tues., Thur., andFri., 2-7:30pm on Wed. and 1-4pm on Sat.. To the left is a student quilt named Our Harlem which is on the event postcard but is not currently hanging in the exhibit. This is a great exhibit in a great space.

Monday, March 12, 2007

"First Fall"

Another view of First Fall.

"The First Fall"

Boy an I glad winter is coming to a close. Me and the oil man have been having a little too much conversation lately. Here ia a snowflake quilt I made in December that is on display at my home. I enjoyed working in the kaleidoscope technique and plan to use it again in a four seasons quilt. This one is approximately 70"x70".

Sarah at Big Apple Jazz in Harlem

Here is the Devine One, Sarah Vaughan. You can see her live at Big Apple Jazz.:2236 Adam Clayton powell Jr Blvd (bt. 132nd &131st streets) in Harlem, USA. They have Jazz music daily and it is usually free (212 283-JAZZ). Sarah's dress is hand beaded and sequenced. She is for sale and is also available there on note cards.