Thursday, December 26, 2013

SQC's 3rd Annual Quilt Exhibit, February 1st through February 15th 2014

In celebration of Black History Month, Sisters Quilting Collective (SQC) will host its 3rd annual Quilt Exhibit Our Stories in Quilts: Quilts That Are Inspired by the Stories in Our Lives” at The Brickhouse Art Gallery. The exhibit will highlight African-American Quilters and their Quilts.

Our 2014 program will feature Karen Boutte, author and noted quilter. There will be an opening and closing receptions, quilt demonstrations and lectures by local and regional quilters, quilting story circles, interactive children’s quilting activities, films, a book and resource display, presentations and fashion show by fabric and wearable artists, a presentation on the historical significance of African American quilters and quilting, prize raffles and prize drawing for the 2014 SQC Opportunity Quilt., receptions and much more. 

The keynote speaker for the quilt exhibit is “Quilt Diva”, Karen Boutte. Karen is the author of, “Delightful Diva Designs, Wonderful Whimsical Wearable’s.” Her lectures and trunk shows feature African American Quilts and Quilters, the joys of pursuing one’s dreams of becoming a Quilt Diva, inspiration and creativity. Karen has been teaching and lecturing since 1996 and is a nationally known quilt instructor, lecturer, author and designer of original quilts and garments. She has been sewing since she was 6 years old and enjoys the freedom of designing quilts and creating art to wear. She was profiled in Quilting Arts Magazine, issue 5, and Expressions Magazine, October/November 2005. Her work has appeared in numbers of books and magazines. She has also appeared on HGTV’s Simply Quilts, Kaye's Quilting Friends with Kaye Wood, Quilt Central with Janie Donaldson and Cindy Walters and American Quilts Creatively on PBS.  Karen’s presentation is Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 1:30 pm at the Brickhouse Art Gallery, 2837 36th Street, Sacramento, CA. 95817.  The cost for members is $25 and non-members $30.00. 

Calendar of Events - Save the Dates

* Please note all events will be held at The Brickhouse Art Gallery,

2837 36th Street, Sacramento CA. 95817, (916) 475-1240

Admission to the Gallery on non-event days: $5.00 SQC members and $10.00 for non-members

Saturday, February 1, 2014 - Opening Reception

Keynote Speaker Karen Boutte, Quilt Diva, 1:30pm-3:00pm
$25.00 members and $30.00 non-members

Story Circles 4:30pm - 6:00pm
 (Free and open to the public) Donations accepted
Come and share your favorite story about a family quilt (please bring your quilt or photos of your quilt)
(Must RSVP by January 20, 2014)

Saturday, February 8, 2014
Community Day
Donations accepted (children free)
Children and Parent‘s Quilting Corner - 12:30pm-3:30pm
Children, parents and community members will have fun engaging in hands-on quilting activities
Bring the kids and the young at heart for a day of quilting fun and celebration!!!
SQC’s Fabric Art Showcase Event 4:00pm-6:00pm
SQC’s members will showcase their beautiful fabric art, dolls and clothing

Thursday, February 13, 2014
Film Presentation –“The Skin Quilt Project” 5:30pm-8:00pm Facilitated Discussion led by Cordia Wade
 $3.00 members and $5.00 non-members please RSVP by Feb. 10, 2014, call (916) 484-5025

Saturday, February 15, 2014 Closing Reception
$5.00 members and $10.00 non-members
The Closing Reception activities will feature:
Presentations by the 2014 Exhibit Quilters 10:00am to 11:30am
Historical Presentation by Lillian LeBlanc, SQC’s Chair and Fredi Slaughter-Walker, Founding Member

Hands-on workshop entitled “Introduction To Hand Piecing” by Alice Calhoun, oted hand quilter
1:30pm-3:30pm .

Please RSVP by February 8, 2014 --Thimble required for hands- on activity

Awards, Acknowledgements, Raffles and Viewer’s Choice Announcements

For more info call (916) 484-5025 or (916) 475-1240 or e-mail:  
Admission to the Gallery on non-event days: $5.00 SQC members and $10.00 for non-members

** Please note all events will be held at The Brickhouse Art Gallery, 2837 36th Street, Sacramento CA. 95817

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