Saturday, July 29, 2017

African American History Legacy (AAHL):“NEVER, EVER FORGET - AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY THE MIDDLE PASSAGE AND BEYOND”


The Sisters Quilting Collective (SQC) 2017-2018 Officers:



The Sisters Quilting Collective (SQC) 2017-2018 Officers:

• Barbra Lord, Chairperson
 • Faye Wilson Kennedy, Vice Chairperson
 • Deborah Pettigrew, Secretary
• Renae McClain White, Treasurer
 • Daphne Burgess, Community Liaison

SQC's Membership Info

Please join us and celebrate the joy of African-American Quilting & Textiles 


 The mission of the SQC is to bring awareness of the historical value of African-American quilters and quilts of the African Diaspora, as well as to celebrate and continue the tradition of quilting. 

Membership: The Sisters Quilting Collective (SQC) is a membership based organization. We welcome quilters, textile and fabric artists, doll designers/collectors and the general public to join our collective.

 Membership in SQC provides advantages and opportunities:
 • Free or reduced admission to SQC related events throughout the year
 • Exhibit opportunities
 • Special interest groups • Access to current information, books and current events in the quilting and textile arts world
 • E-mail alerts and updates • Quarterly newsletters featuring: resources, information, calendar of events with quilting and textile arts related information

Please complete the form below and mail it with your check to: Sisters Quilting Collective (SQC): P.O. Box 5486, Sacramento, CA 95817. Attn: Membership $25.00 membership dues: 1-year Membership

Join us for our next meetings: • Thursday, August 10, September 14, 2017 • Thursday, October 12, 2017 • Thursday, November 9, 2017 5:30pm at the Oak Park Community Center, 3425 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95817 Refreshments are served.

Open to all!!

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Presentation by Lillian LeBlanc, African American Quilt Historian

African American History Legacy (AAHL)™ & Sisters Quilting Collective (SQC) “NEVER, EVER FORGET” - AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY: THE MIDDLE PASSAGE AND BEYOND™
Presentation by Lillian LeBlanc, African American Quilt Historian,"Never, Ever Forget"™ The Canvases of African American Quilters Presentation and exploration of historical and contemporary quilts. Saturday, August 12, 2017 - 2:00 pm at Brickhouse Gallery and Art Complex,2837 36th St, Sacramento, CA 95817. Admission: $10.00 Refreshments will be served.To RSVP or for more info contact:fayek@springmail.com

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.