Friday, January 29, 2010

New Workshop and Exhibit!

I am pleased to announce details for a new Quilting from the Soul workshop as well as a new exhibition of Dr. Gaither's work. Information is below.

The My American Series blog posting series will start this weekend. I send my apologies for being a week late but technology issues (read dying computer) prevented my posting. Speaking of posting, I would like to point out the last two posts were in fact Dr. Gaither posting and not me posting on her behalf. Look for more posts from the artist herself in the coming months!

Picturing the Promise - Making Photo and Memory Quilts
Saturday, 27 February 2010
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Lamond-Riggs Public Library
5401 South Dakota Ave., NE
Washington, DC
Free. Registration not required.
For more information, call 202.633.0070 or 202.541.6255.
This program is hosted by the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of African American History and Culture.

Participants learn to take the first step in assembling story-telling quilts by creating their own quilt squares using personal images and text. The workshop is led by documentary quilt maker Joan M. E. Gaither of the Maryland Institute College of Art. Prior quilting experience is not required. Participants are invited to bring personal photos to scan onto their quilt squares.

Exhibition of Dr. Gaither's Family Quilt, I Am
February 1, 2010-February 28, 2010
Barnes & Noble Booksellers
2516 Solomon's Island Rd.
Annapolis, MD 21401

Dr. Gaither will give a lecture at the bookstore on her style of quilting on 14 February 2010. I will post the time as soon as I have it.

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