The first quilting session for the Black Watermen of the Chesapeake quilt is tomorrow and we are getting very excited. There has been quite a bit of feedback rolling in around the sessions and we are expecting good sized crowds. If you are planning to come to one of the sessions, please know you will not be alone. We will have many activities going on during the sessions in addition to quilting. Vince Leggett, founder of the Blacks of the Chesapeake Foundation, will be screening a documentary on the lives of the watermen, we will have oral history stations, storytelling sheets for people to share their experiences on the Chesapeake, a hands-on activity for children to design a quilt square using paper, and there is always the opportunity to view the exhibits on display at the Bates Legacy Center and the Banneker-Douglass Musuem.
The sessions should prove to be very lively and "not to be missed." Come out and join us over the next two weekends for one or more session.