Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Marion Coleman Quilting Wichita Falls Together - 300 Quilt Block Project

Marion Coleman quilt
Photo by Lana Sweeten-Shults
California quilter Marion Coleman is a native of Wichita Falls, Texas. And now the Wichita Falls Museum of Art at Midwestern State University is presenting a project based on Marion's art.

Quilting Wichita Falls Together: A Community Art Experience is seeking 300 quilt squares from the community that feature personal stories. Can you imagine how wonder that cloth narrative will be?! A shout out to the Priddy Foundation for funding this project. The finished quilt, pieced  together  and  quilted by  the  members  of  the  Red  River  Quilters, will be unveiled in the fall. There will also be an exhibit titled Story Quilts: Exploring African American Cultural and Personal History in  the Art of Marion Coleman featuring 15 original fiber artworks on display October  17,  2014  until  February  2, 2015. 

Contact the Wichita Falls Museum of Art if you'd like to participate in the community quilt square project.  Enjoy!

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