Quilt Exhibit coming to Paducah
The National Quilt Museum will be showcasing "Neighborhoods Coming Together: Quilts Around Oakland" from February 17 through April 11, 2017. In honor of Black History Month, the African-American Quilt Guild of Oakland, CA will share a collection of quilts that explore how their communities are linked.
"Neighborhoods Coming Together: Quilts Around Oakland" is a citywide quilt exhibition and quilt making project developed by the African American Quilt Guild of Oakland for 2015-2016. The project involves creating quilts about people, the environment, history, business, culture and other aspects of life in Oakland.
Over 100 quilts have been made by guild and community members during the project period. Community quilt workshops have also been conducted in schools, community centers, and non-profit organizations.
This project was funded in part by Alliance for California Traditional Arts, The Clorox Company Foundation, Alameda County Arts Commission, Hoffman Fabrics and members of the African American Quilt Guild of Oakland.To learn more about the project and stories behind some of the quilts, read the February 2, 2016 New York Times article, "Quilts With a Sense of Place, Stitched in Oakland" by Patricia Leigh Brown.
For more information, visit quiltmuseum.org/oakland. The National Quilt Museum is locaated at 215 Jefferson Street in Paducah.