Wednesday, February 28, 2007

WOCGN - Feb 1986 want ad

Happy 21st Anniversary to the Women of Color Quilters Network! Founder Carolyn Mazloomi placed a want ad in a few quilting magazines of the day asking to hear from other Black quilters worldwide. One ad was placed in the February 1986 issue of Quilter's Newsletter Magazine (I got this copy on eBay!).

From 1987 - 1995, the WOCQN published a newsletter. Copies of the 16 issue newsletter are currently in the American Folk Art Museum library collection in NY. The newsletters kept us all updated on the latest African American quilt exhibits, quilter profiles, black-influences quilt patterns and blocks, memorials, and other news. Thanks Carolyn!

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