Take a tour of 40 quilts and experience, Quilts and The Stories They Tell now showing at Sandy Spring Museum through March 12, 2021.
Lauren Kingsland leads us through the stories these quilts tell because each one is depicting a particular story of the maker. It could tell their life experiences, education, materials available, their time, workspace… Lauren explains that there is lots of subtext in a story quilt and you can see it when you visit the Sandy Spring Museum.
Capacity limitations will reflect the current Montgomery County guidelines. Reservations are encouraged.
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Not ready to visit in-person? Take a virtual tour of the exhibit!
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This virtual event features music from Grammy-winning duo Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer. Cathy started this journey when she had the desire to learn how to quilt, so she turned to Lauren Kingsland to learn from and they applied for an apprentice grant from MD State Arts Council. and got to work learning all about quiltmaking.
Carol Williams the founder of Uhuru Quilters Guild tells about the members of the guild’s expression of their story quilts. Carol’s quilt African Women is where she plays with African fabrics and is inspired by some illustrations from the book Ashanti to Zulu: African Traditions, the first ABC book with black characters. African Women won the Blue Ribbon at the Prince George’s County Fair!
Watch below as these artist share their stories behind their creations!
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