This quilt Block was the second prize winner in the P & B Textiles/Oakland Museum of California Quilt Block Competition for students (K-12) in Alameda County, 1998, for Grades K-5. The block is titled: "Our California Quilt", made at Manzanita School, Oakland, Carol Brooks, teacher. The creative 3rd grade students included: Alisha Busby, Givens Estes, Huu Hoang, Andrew Chanthavong, Deshaun Alarcon, Tham Hoang, Phuong Mai, Chantha Koug, Cathy Mathouchan, Tawana Lee, Christina Nguyen, Lili Tran, Ebonee Rushing, David Phan and Kennard Dabney. The central image is a group of four children, in black silhouette (the far proper left child is dressed in red, yellow and green checked fabric) they are looking at a red, yellow and green rainbow (colors symbolizing Africa) which is ended in a black pot of gold, with metallic gold sequins representing the gold. The border is composed of rectangles and squares holding squares, diamond shapes, hearts and printed images of children (one appliqued at each corner). In the center top of the border is a California Golden Bear done in metallic gold fabric. The three P & B Textiles/Oakland Museum of California fabrics used are a blue quatrefoil, a yellow, green and soft red geometric print, and a yellow fabric printed with light red and red acorns and oak leaves. Various other solid colored and printed fabrics are employed. Red, black and metallic gold thread is used in applique. Oakland Museum of California staff added velcro to the back for exhibition mounting. The edges are bound in a red and white small plaid fabric. On the back, some areas of white batting show. Also, areas done by machine, as well as those done by hand are evident.

Used: competition | P & B Textiles | Oakland Museum of California | Quilt Block Competition

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