February 26 – March 9, 2013
March 2013 marks the fifteenth anniversary of the African American Quilt Circle (AAQC). For fifteen years, members of AAQC have been coming together each month in Durham, North Carolina to preserve the heritage of quilting in the African-American community. In 1998, four women met with people interested in quilting and quilts and started a group that now has 60+ members. Members from the group have exhibited their artwork locally, nationally and internationally, and brought comfort and warmth to recipients by donating quilts to various local charities.
For Our History in Stitches, members were challenged to create individual artworks that could be made in collaboration with two or more members inspired by an array of themes including past quilt shows, a favorite quilt block or technique, trips taken by the group, and the city of Durham. The exhibit will showcase the members’ quilting styles, ranging from traditional, contemporary, and fiber art. In conjunction with the quilt exhibit, AAQC will hold events for the public to learn more about the quilt group and quilting.
Opening Reception: Friday, March 1, 6 – 9 pm; music, light refreshments, and wine!
Related Event: Panel Discussion with African American Quilt Circle of Durham Thursday, February 28, 7 – 9 pm
February 26, 2013