August 23, 2007

Live From the Bottom Shelf: Kyra Hicks

I've been blogging about serious issues impacting on our community. It's a holiday weekend. As such, let's lighten things up a bit with an update on my sister. Kyra Hicks, the distinguished author and quilter extraordinaire was recently interviewed on the Bottom Shelf blog. The interview focused on her children's picture book, Martha Ann's Quilt For Queen Victoria, which is based on the true story about a former slave who moves to Liberia with her family, and whose determination leads her to a personal meeting with the Queen of England (back when being the Queen of England actually meant more than just wearing funny hats).

Villagers, I invite you to take a moment to read Kyra's answers to Five Picture Book Related Questions.

Any other quilters or creative artists here in the Village?


Yobachi said...

Interesting story on your sister. It's a good thing to document history and our heritage as such.

You Hicks kids seem to be some positive people and valuable to the uplift of our cultrue.

Kyra said...

Wayne, Thanks for the post! Hope others will enjoy learning about Martha Ann and this true story.

Love, Kyra

Villager said...

Yobachi - We are very proud of Kyra's literary achievements. Have you ever considered writing a book?

Kyra - Anything new on your two quilting books that you'd like to share with villagers?