Monday, November 08, 2010

Sisters of the Yam - Quilt at the VMFA in Richmond

The Sisters of the Yam, a quilting guild in Richmond, VA since 2001, has a lovely quilt on display at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. The quilt is a complement to the current exhibit American Quilts: Selections from the Winterthur Collection is organized by Winterthur and curated by Linda Eaton, Senior Curator of Textiles at Winterthur. The Sisters of the Yam recently presented their 2011 "Opportunity Quilt" as a raffle benefiting the Black History Museum in Richmond. This gorgeous handmade quilt, titled "Diamond Trellis," is 84" x 96" featuring 224 blocks in a diamond pattern with black stripes creating a trellis design. Raffle tickets $5 each or 3 for $10. The drawing will be held March 17, 2011. Contact the Black History Museum at 804-780-9093 for info on purchasing tickets. Enjoy!

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