Monday, January 29, 2007

Seven Quilts for Seven Sisters

This group of seven stitching sisters will be performing in New Jersey, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania during February. In the photo are Anna Stevens, Kathleen Lindsey, Bertha Kellum, Ida Rowe, Phyllis Walker, and Elnora Gardenhire.

The Seven Quilts for Seven Sisters group performs skits, songs, dances, and quilts to bring slave history alive. The goal of their "lively performance depicts the joys of sisterhood and the trials of slave life and how quilting helped them cope." The sisters also have a CD, "Down By the Riverside" featuring sixteen songs sung a cappella. There's a 1 minute sample on their website of Swing Low, Sweet Chariot. Their voices are marvelous!
Call Phyllis Walker, one of the Seven Sisters at 856-478-6811 or send your request via email to if you'd like the CD ($12.95 + $2.50 shipping) or are interested in booking the group.


Anonymous said...

This is an extraordinary group - I saw their presentation several years ago in Bristol PA and have never forgotten it.

SE'LAH... said...

Hi there:

I attended their performance in MA about 7 years ago and they were phenomenal. I would encourage anyone to attend.

Since then, I have learned to quilt...and they were the catalyst. They are that good.

Great blog.

Jim said...

A finer group of Ladies you will never find and their show is terrific too. Talented, friendly, historians, ambassadors, quilters, and entertainers that have a story to tell that will enrich young and old, and everyone in between. They can put a tear in your eye and a whole lot of love in your heart. May God bless them, Jim