Quilt Stories in African American Quilts - Lecture and Craft Workshop

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Date & Time: Friday, February 15, 2013
11:00 AM-1:00 PM
Suggested Audiences: College, Adult
Location:
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Central Library
1 Margaret Mitchell Square
Atlanta, GA 30303
Cost: Free and open to the public
Description: This lecture is a brief discussion about the significance of quilting in the African American culture. The lecture will trace African American quilting from Africa to America. Bring a quilt to the lecture to add to the discussion. A hands on craft workshop will result in the making of a fabric post card. We will explore quilt pattern designs. All materials will be provided in the workshop. Aunt Be Quilts, Inc., by Belinda Pedroso, is a fiber art business devoted to teaching quilting techniques and sharing skills and knowledge about all forms of fiber arts. Ms. Pedroso teaches locally and throughout Georgia. Her Introduction to Quilting class, which is designed to introduce participants and aspiring quilters to the basic aspects of quilting, is one of her most popular and requested classes. She and her quilt guild members published a book about quilting entitled Quilters of Color showcasing the talents of African American quilters.
More Information: Website: http://www.afpls.org
E-mail: LibraryComments@fultoncountyga.gov
Phone: 404-730-1875
Entered by: Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System

Created: December 7, 2012 at 2:17 PM

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