Friday, May 11, 2007

CA Pasadena Museum of History - Cargo Collection

African American quilts from the Robert and Helen Cargo Collection will be on display at California's Pasadena Museum of History from May 12 - August 5, 2007. Thirty quilts dated from the 1930s - 1990s will be on display by Sistah (and Brother!) Quilters Dennis Jones, Mary Maxtion, Lureca Outland, Martha Jane Pettway, Sarah Mary Taylor, Yvonne Wells and Lucile Young. Museum activities will include:

Quilting Sistahs Trunk Show & Panel Discussion on Tuesday, May 22, 7:30 pm. See exciting contemporary quilts crafted by a local collective of 12 master African American quilters, the Quilting Sistahs. The artists will show their textile arts and talk about their inspirations and challenges. Tickets range from $15 - $20. RSVP 626-577-1660, ext. 10.
Quilting Workshop for Beginners with master teacher Althea Kennedy (4 sessions) Sunday, June 3, 2:00-4:00 pm. Hands-on beginner's class focusing on machine work and piecing. Fabric kits provided; rotary cutters and mats available for use. Participants must bring basic straight-stitch sewing machine and sewing basics (thread, scissors, pins, etc.). Supply list provided at time of registration. Workshop is $40 - $45. Mark your calendars and Enjoy!


Sunflower-Donna Hackner said...

Does Althea teach anywhere else?

Kyra said...

Sunflower -

You can contact Althea Kennedy on her new Quilting Sistahs website at You can also visit to see Althea's quilts.

Best, Kyra