Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Appliqué in the news

It is not often that appliqué work makes front page news. Yesterday, Mrs. Obama visited the Department of the Interior to meet with employees. They presented the First Lady with a traditional American Indian woman’s shawl with an appliqué horse pattern-- a mark of respect to honor women of high achievements and distinction. Nedra Darling, Director of Public Affairs in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs, presented the shawl, which was made by Marian Hansson, curator of the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Darling is a member of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation, while Hansson is a member of the Kiowa Nation.

Photo from the Department of Interior
Isn’t it beautiful?

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Blogger Vicky~ stichr ~ said...

Very nice! Thank you for posting this Christine!

10:10 AM  
Blogger Gerrie said...

Thanks for sharing this. She looks great in purple!

12:48 PM  
Blogger karenfae said...

it is very pretty isn't it! of course I wonder if she will keep it or if it will go to a museum or something, if she keeps it they have to get a price tag on it and pay the taxes I guess. There has been a bit of talk on this kind of stuff lately on list I am on.

12:56 PM  
Blogger laura west kong said...

It's gorgeous! Thanks for sharing. =(^_^)=

8:40 PM  
Blogger black bear cabin said...

i agree with Gerrie...she looks stunning in purple! What a lovely gift. Thanks for sharing Christine :)

10:19 PM  
Blogger meggie said...

Wow! Now, she is a beautiful Lady!!

1:35 AM  
Blogger Linda M. Poole said...

Hi Christine! Found you through your profile! I love your blog.....this morning I saw we are both on QuiltArt and you posted this late breaking news......so glad to have met you!!

6:29 AM  
Blogger Lynda said...

It's fabulous, and she looks so elegant in it!

3:13 AM  

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