Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Hands that Can Do: African-American Quilters of Northeast Georgia

On exhibit at the Lyndon House Arts Center in Athens, GA is an exhibit titled, Hands that Can Do: African-American Quilters of Northeast Georgia, from October 5, 2010 to January 20, 2011. The exhibit is part of the celebration honoring African American quilting legend, Harriet Powers. Admissions to the exhibit is free. Contact (706) 613-3623 for more information.

Harriet Powers Week at the Athens Regional Library is set for October 24 - 28, 2010. Activities include storytelling, crafts and music for young and old!

A symposium on Harriet Powers will be held in conjunction with the exhibit in the Community Room of the Lyndon House Arts Center, Saturday, October 30, 2010 from 9:30 – 3:30 p.m. The panelists, Winnie McQueen, Diane Barret, and me, will discuss topics that include the quilts of Harriet Powers, textile traditions of West Africa, and African American quilters in northeast Georgia. I will also sign my book, This I Accomplish: Harriet Powers' Bible Quilt and Other Pieces. Additionally, there will be an African market of textiles from West Africa. Enjoy!

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