Thursday, January 11, 2007

Eatonville Quilters - Zora Festival

The Eatonville Quilters (FL) - A Celebration of Community Tradition - January 20 - April 27, 2007 at the Zora Neale Hurston National Museum of Fine Arts. Based on field research conducted by folklorist and oral historian, Worth Long, this exhibition features the craft of Eatonville matrons ranging in age from their early 60s to their late 80s. Collectively and individually, the quilts express a creative energy and commitment to fine workmanship. Sewn to provide warmth and comfort, these coverings, through their vibrant colors and intricate patterns, allow the viewer to contemplate the gift of incorporating beauty as an essential element in everyday, household objects.

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