meeting June 9. Mr. Foluke presented “African Fabrics and Quilting.” Many members of
Needles and Threads Quilt Guild, where Mr. Foulke is a member, along with Lakeside Quilting Guild members and guests from the community attended.
Featuring fabrics collected while living and teaching in Africa, Mr. Foluke arranged his
presentation in historical order. He began with the earliest examples of textile design in
Africa and progressed to the present day. His numerous examples of textiles
richly demonstrated the variety of design, materials, and construction techniques unique
to traditions in different countries and of different cultures in Africa. In addition Mr. Foluke displayed is own work -- recent quilts and wall hangings on contemporary themes. He had a selection of African beads and
accessories as well.
Lakeside Quilting Guild members and guests enjoyed Mr. Foluke’s presentation and
appreciate his willingness to share both his knowledge and his beautiful textiles.