Monday, March 19, 2007

Los Angeles Sistah Quilters

Twenty years from now - who will have documentation of your quilting guild?

The African American Quilters of Los Angeles published a 60 page booklet to accompany their 20th Anniversary Quilt Show last April 2006. The exhibit was held at the Carson Community Center over two days.

More than 150 members strive to perserve quilting in the City of Angles. Harriette Vanderhorst chaired the Quilt Show. Kudos to Estelle Hampilton, who lead the Publications and Printing effort. The show catalog includes photos and names of AAQLA members, letters from the out-going president Sara Brandon as well as in-coming president Louise McGee. All the members are listed. A gift to any quilt historian... there's a list of each of the quilts which were on display by quilter name, quilt name and quilt description!

The Guild also presented a quilt to Dr. Mayme Agnew Clayton, who passed away in October 2006. You might have read about Dr. Clayton - she had one the largest privately held collection of African-American historical materials, over 30,000 items.

If you're in the LA area, the Guild meets every third Sunday from 1:00 – 5:00 pm at the Department of Water and Power, 4030 Crenshaw Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90008. You can contact the guild at P.O. Box 781213, Los Angeles, CA 90016.

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