Tradition of the African American Quilt
Saturday, February 10, 1:000 pm -2:00 pm
Learn more about the art, history and traditions of African American quilting and how precious, heirloom quilts contain volumes of history preserved in unique designs lovingly put to cloth. This will be a panel discussion with members that encourages audience interaction. A variety of quilts will also be displayed.
About the speaker:
Based in metro Atlanta, Brown Sugar Stitchers Quilt Guild (BSSQG) was formed in 1999, by professional quilt appraiser Nancy Franklin and the late Jocelyn Carter, who felt certain there were many others who shared their love of quilting with an eye to the aesthetics, traditions, styles, and techniques of African American textile arts. Today, BSSQG has 155 members throughout the metro Atlanta area as well as seventeen other states. In addition to mentoring each other and having fun while perfecting their craft, BSSQG uses their nonprofit status to aid in charitable outreach that includes exhibiting, teaching, and making quilts for various charitable needs.
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