Friday, February 26, 2016

2016 Quilt Show Co-Sponsors


2016 Quilt Show Co-Sponsors (partial list as of 3/7/2016)

Thank you for joining and supporting the celebration!!
2016 Quilt Show Co-Sponsors (partial list as of 3/7/2016)
Doris & Imhotep Alkebulan
The Benning Family
Renae McClain-White
The Black United Fund of Sacramento Valley, Inc.
Betty Davis
The Foote Family
Albertine Gadson
Gloria Grandy, Fiber Artist
Victoria Henderson
Janice Hollins- Sullivan
Lillian LeBlanc & granddaughters: Mecca, Ahmara, Lydia and Reina
Dee McConico-Walker, DMC Community Outreach Services
Barbra Lord
Kanika Marshall, Mixed Media Artist
Sacramento Observer Newspaper
Oak Park Community Center
Willie Walker & Fredi Slaughter –Walker
Cordia Wade
Yvonne Warren, Fiber Artist
Gladys Wilburn, Fiber Folk Artist
Tommie Whitlow

Faye Wilson Kennedy





Sisters Quilting Collective’s (SQC) 2016 Quilt Show








In celebration of Women’s History Month please join us Saturday, March 19 and Sunday March 20 for Sisters Quilting Collective’s (SQC) 2016 Quilt Show @ the Oak Park Community Center, 3425 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95817. The Quilt Show will feature: an opening reception, beautiful quilts by local and regional quilters, wearable art, dolls, children’s activities, raffles, our 2016 colorful Opportunity Quilt, and much more!! 


For more info please contact: Renae McClain-White, Chair, (916) 470-7234 and Faye Wilson Kennedy, Community Liaison, (916) 484-5025;fayek@springmail.com.



SQC’s Founding Charter Members: Janice Hollins-Sullivan, Kephara Alston, Fredi Slaughter–Walker, Barbra Lord, Barbara Range, and Faye Wilson Kennedy

Photos from past Quilt Shows & Meetings






 










2016 Opportunity Quilt









Opening Reception & Trunk Show, Friday, March 18, 2016



Join us @ Sisters Quilting Collective's (SQC) Opening Reception featuring award winning fiber artist Connie Horne’s Fabulous and Beautiful Trunk Show Friday, March 18 at 5:30pm at the Oak Park Community Center in Sacramento. The show will feature Connie’s fabulous wearable art items jackets, tote bags, purses, vests and beautiful story quilts. Cost: $15 for SQC members and $20 for the general public. For more info or to RSVP contact: fayek@springmail.com.


Connie Horne started quilting in 2000 because her oldest son asked her to make him a quilt. At that time, she was focused on making African Wrap dolls from recycled bottles. She stopped making the dolls and started taking quilting classes.

Connie has two of her quilts featured in Cindy Walter’s books, Snippet Sensation, and Cindy’s Snippet Sensations Christmas Celebration. She also has a quilt featured in Carolyn L. Mazloomi’s book, Quilting African American Women’s History.

Connie’s quilt “Fiber of Slavery Strong Women Picking Cotton” has been exhibited at 40 Acres Art Gallery and the Brickhouse Gallery in Sacramento and the National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center in Wilberforce, Ohio.

Gladys, one of her quilts, was selected for the permanent collection at the Michigan State University Museum. This quilt was also featured in the traveling trunk show with Studio Arts Quilt Associates.

Connie teaches classes at Country Sewing Center in Elk Grove. She also speaks at quilting guilds.

Connie has entered wearable art and quilts in the California State Fair and Pacific International Quilt Festival and Road to California. She has won many ribbons from shows she has entered. She received best of division on her wearable ensemble at the 2015 California State Fair. She is proud of her second-place award for her wearable art ensemble at Pacific International Quilt Festival: African Safari Coat Ensemble in 2007. She recently received a second-place award for her wearable coat: Aboriginal Coat from the Pacific International Quilt Festival 2015.

Additionally, her Brothers quilt went to the Houston International Quilt Market in a special exhibit titled “A New Legacy Revealed: African American Fiber Artists, curated by Carolyn Mazloomi November 2012.”

She has two quilts featured in Carolyn Mazloomi’s book, “And Still We Rise:” Race, Culture and Visual Conversations; the quilts are currently on a traveling exhibit until 2017.


Saturday, February 13, 2016

2016 SQC Quilt Show ENTRY FORM due by February 15, 2016

                                                                                              ENTRY #______________


SISTERS QUILTING COLLECTIVE

2016 Quilt Show ENTRY FORM

Complete all information and return to Jerre Benning by February 15, 2016.  Send your completed form to oandjbenning@sbcglobal.net.  


NAME________________________________________  CONTACT PHONE # ___________________
TITLE OF ENTRY______________________________________________________________________
SIZE:   WIDTH______________ x   LENGTH______________________
PLEASE CHECK ONE CATEGORY:
                       _____BED QUILT          ______ROUND ROBIN        ______LAP QUILT
                      _____WALL HANGING   ______WEARABLE ART   ______OTHER (_______________________________)
BRIEF STORY OF THE QUILT / ITEM ( about 30 words – design, pattern, from a class, etc.)

__________________________________________________________________________________________________
Is this quilt for sale? ____YES  ___NO   If YES, amount: $________ (10% is donated to SQC)

LIABILITY  INFORMATION:
Your homeowner’s or business insurance policies may protect your quilts / entries.  The Sisters Quilting Collective’s (SQC)  insurance is a personal injury liability policy only. It does not provide any protection against property damage, loss or theft.  We will handle entries with care and watch guests to prevent improper handling of the entries, however, SQC cannot accept financial responsibility for any loss or damage that may happen to the property of entrants or vendors. Therefore, SQC requires ALL entrants and vendors to sign the following statement:

BY SIGNING THIS STATEMENT, I EXPRESSLY AGREE TO RELEASE SQC AND THEIR MEMBERS, AS WELL AS OAK PARK COMMUNITY CENTER AND THEIR PROSPECTIVE AGENTS / EMPLOYEES, FROM ALL LIABILITY OF LOSS, DAMAGE,THEFT,INJURY OR DESTRUCTION TO ANY ARTICLE ENTERED BY ME, OR ANY ITEM OFFERED BY ME FOR SALE, IN THE SISTERS QUILTING COLLECTIVE’S QUILT SHOW. I UNDERSTAND AND ASSUME THAT I BEAR THE RISK OF ALL UNINSURED LOSS TO MY PROPERTY, AND THAT IT IS UP TO ME TO PROPERLY INSURE MY OWN PROPERTY AGAINST ANY OR ALL RISK AS I CHOOSE.
SIGNATURE:__________________________________  DATE: ___________________     



Thursday, February 4, 2016

Save the dates and join Sisters Quilting Collective





Save the dates and join us Saturday, March 19 and Sunday March 20 for Sisters Quilting Collective’s (SQC) 2016 Quilt Show @ Oak Park Community Center, 3425 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95817. The Quilt Show will feature: a opening reception, beautiful quilts by local and regional quilters, wearable art, dolls, children’s activities, raffles, our 2016 colorful Opportunity Quilt, and much more!! 

For more info contact Rena at  (916) 470-7234 or Faye (916) 484-5025


Thank you!! Thank you!!

SQC’s Quilt & Textile Show at Sacramento City College



Just a sneak preview of the show at Sacramento City College. In celebration of Black History Month Sisters Quilting Collective (SQC), presents “A Quilt Show & Textile Celebration” at Sacramento City College’s campus library on the 3rd floor in Special Events Room; and on the 3rd floor of Rodda Hall North from Tuesday, February 2 through Monday, February 29, 2016. The quilt & textile show features beautiful quilts, books highlighting African American quilting and quilters; wearable art items, dolls, art work and much more.
Participating Artists
Daphne Burgess
Juanita Savage–Boyd
Gloria Grandy
Jeleana T. Johnson
Lillian LeBlanc
Debbra Murphy
Janice Hollins-Sullivan
Fredi Slaughter-Walker
Gladys Wilburn
Renae McClain White
Faye Wilson Kennedy
Exhibit Organizers:Albertine Gadson, Lillian LeBlanc and Faye Wilson Kennedy, Member Sisters Quilting Collective
For more info e-mail:fayek@springmail.com. Thank you!!!

Just a sneak preview of the show at Sacramento City College 









Tuesday, January 5, 2016

2016 “Quilts of Many Colors” in celebration of Women’s History Month

 Sisters Quilting Collective (SQC) presents “A Celebration of Quilts in celebration of Women’s History Month.  The 2016 theme is “Quilts of Many Colors.”  The quilt exhibit is scheduled for

Saturday, March 19 and Sunday, March 20, 2016
The Event Center, located at the Oak Park Community Center,

3425 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Sacramento, CA.   95817.


The Quilt Exhibit will feature SQC‘s opportunity quilt, lectures by local and regional quilters, interactive children’s activities, receptions and much more.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

Thank you for your consideration and support. 

Renae McClain-White, Chair, (916) 470-7234 and Faye Wilson Kennedy, Community Liaison, (916) 484-5025.

Founding Charter Members: Janice Hollins-Sullivan, Kephara Alston, Fredi Slaughter–Walker, Barbra Lord, Barbara Range, and Faye Wilson Kennedy