African Quilt by Dorothy Sonnichsen


Dorothy Sonnichsen, a Stow resident, started quilting in 1976 at the time of the bicentennial when there was a resurgence in the craft across the country. She is a member of the Concord Piecemakers quilt guild and is a regular entrant in Images, the annual show presented by the New England Quilt Museum in Lowell, MA. In 2004 she joined Stow's chapter of Friends of the Sudanese formed to mentor the Lost Boys of Sudan and help them attain their educational goals. She is donating this quilt to further that effort.

This quilt is double size, with bright scenes of trees, villages, grasses, and bordered with Ndebele dolls. The back is a traditional African swirl dot print in a medium orange. It has been beautifully machine quilted by Laurie LaConte of Quilted Finishes in a pattern of grasses.

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