Monday, February 18, 2013

Celebrate with Sisters Quilting Collective (SQC) @ The Brickhouse Art Gallery

Celebrate with  Sisters Quilting Collective (SQC) @ The Brickhouse Art Gallery

Sisters Quilting Collective(SQC) at The Brickhouse Art Gallery present its second annual Quilt Exhibit entitled “A Stitch in Time: The Past, Present and Future highlighting African-American Quilters and Quilts. Brickhouse Art Gallery, 2837 36th Street, Sacramento, CA. 95817.

The Quilt Exhibit will feature Alice Beasley, a national recognized and renowned fabric artist and quilter as the feature speaker during the Quilt Exhibit Saturday, February 23 at 1:00pm.

Thursday, February 28, 2013 from 6-8pm the Quilt Exhibit’s Closing Reception. Featuring Sacramento’s premier screening of the film “Scenes of Siddis Life,” by Dr. Henry John Drewal, a film documenting the history of patchwork quilts known as kawandi and quilters of African descent living in India.

Our Sponsors:  The Brickhouse Art Gallery, The Black United Fund of Sacramento Valley, Fred and Ruth Foote, Cordia Wade, Dr. Hazel Mahone, The Talking Drums Newsletter, NIA-Women of Purpose, Sacramento Area Black Caucus, Sac Cultural Hub, Will Walker, Patrick Lord, Teresa Thompson Lawrence Sullivan Arts Unlimited and Faye Wilson Kennedy

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

Founding Members:Jan Hollins, Barbara Range, Fredi Slaughter-Walker, Barbra Lord, Kephera Alston and Faye Wilson Kennedy

Acknowledgements: Brickhouse Art Gallery, Studio 7 Collective, Josephine Lee, Teresa Thompson, Sacramento Observer, Sacramento Bee, Carl Pinkston, The River City Quilters' Guild - Needle Notes, underground books, Bill Johnson, Brother Amon, Persis Ingram, Heather Hutcheson, Annie Manuel, Dinah Atcrah Yisrael, Margo Rose-Burnson and Frankie Edwards Lee

For more info call: Jan Hollins, (916)-613-7401 or Barbara Range, (916) 475-1240

Sisters Quilting Collective's (SQC) “Stitching from the Soul”

Sisters Quilting Collective's (SQC) “Stitching from the Soul”

A Stitch in Time: The Past, Present and Future” highlighting African-American Quilters and Quilts. The February 16 program featured discussions, presentations, mud cloth and book displays. The day featured presentations by Alice Calhoun, Hand Quilter, Jan Hollins, Textile Designer and Quilter, Rev. Tammie Denyse and members of Carrie's Touch Support Group, Jeleana T. Johnson and Kanika Marshall.