Lead From the Back

This quilt “Lead From The Back” was a tribute quilt to Nelson Mandela was selected for the exhibit, Conscience of the Human Spirit: The Life of Nelson Mandela, which opened July 26, 2014, in Johannesburg South Africa. The exhibit, organized by Michigan State Art Museum, traveled for two years in South Africa and the United States. A publication was issued by the Michigan State University Museum in conjunction with the exhibit of the same name. This special exhibit consisted of 67 quilts, with only 34 from the United States and 33 from South Africa. Because of the high number of entries and high caliber of work submitted to this juried exhibit, Barbara McCraw was honored to be selected and traveled with her husband to the opening at International Quilt Show in Johannesburg.