Ebony Stitchers Quilt Guild
Going Green – RePurpose, ReCycle & ReUse
A Quilt Exhibit
Gees Bend Quilters – Tinnie & Minnie Pettway
July 22 – 25, 2010
About the Exhibit
The feature exhibit is a collection of works authored by Bend Quilters – Tinnie & Minnie Pettway entitled “Tinnie Pieces with Minnie Designs”. The style of the Gees Bend quilting fits perfectly with the theme of the Ebony Stitchers Quilt Exhibit of Going Green – RePurpose, ReCycle & ReUse. The success of Gees Bend Quilters lends a great deal of excitement to this year’s exhibit. The Quilt Exhibit will also have several activities for children and adults; such as quilting classes, workshops and lectures throughout the weekend. Vendors!!!
The National Black Arts Festival in partnership with Ebony Stitchers Quilt Guild present Going Green – featuring Gees Bend Quilters – Tinnie & Minnie Pettway at the Porter Sanford Art Center – July 22nd to July 25th.
Calendar of Events
- July 22 – Opening Night Reception – Porter Sanford Art Center – Rainbow Drive, Decatur, Georgia – 6:30pm – 9:30pm
- July 23 and 24 – Porter Sanford Art Center – Rainbow Drive, Decatur, Georgia – 12:00 Noon – 8:00pm
- July 25 – Porter Sanford Art Center – Rainbow Drive, Decatur, Georgia – 12:00 Noon – 6:00pm
For more information contact:
– Ebony Stitchers Quilt Guild
Ebony Stitchers – About Me
Our Ebony Stitchers are women of color who aspire to professional status in the fiber arts. We are fiber artists, quilters, doll makers, and fine artists. We seek to connect with and share our interests, talents and skills with fiber artists and quilters.
- Sharing the art, tradition and culture of quilting, doll making and fiber arts in all forms;
- Educating our community about the fiber arts and crafts and its many facets;
- Teaching our craft to enthusiasts, appreciators and other artists;
- Exhibiting our work through fine art galleries, exhibitions and other public art forums.
We look forward to sharing our gifts with you.
About National Black Arts Festival
The National Black Arts Festival (NBAF) is one of the premier national and international celebrations of art, music, and culture of people of African descent. The mission of the NBAF is to engage cultivate and educate diverse audiences about the arts and culture of the African Diaspora and provide opportunities for artistic and creative expression.
Major funding for the NBAF is provided by the Fulton county Board of Commissioners through the Fulton County Arts Council, Georgia Council for the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, Zelst Foundation, City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs, Georgia Tourism Foundation, Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau, the Nonprofit Finance Fund – doris Duke Charitable Foundation and Woodruff Arts Center.
For Our Quilting Green – RePurpose, ReCycle & ReUse
An Artistic Expression of Fiber Artistry and Beadwork
Porter Sanford Performing Art and Community Center
3181 Rainbow Drive,
Decatur, Ga. 30032