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Celebrating Twenty Years of Quilting: The Story of Durham's African American Quilt Circle

The Story of Durham's African American Quilt Circle
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Saturday, March 10, 2018
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4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Marjorie Diggs Freeman, Jereann King Johnson, Sauda Zahra, and Kim Hall

Celebrating Twenty Years of Quilting: The Story of Durham's African American Quilt Circle

Saturday, March 10, 2018
4 pm - 6 pm

Hayti Heritage Center
804 Old Fayetteville St
Durham, NC 27701
Directions: https://hayti.org/contact-us

Join us for a public conversation with members of the African American Quilt Circle (AAQC) of Durham, NC. Founded in 1998 as a way to preserve the heritage of quilting in the African American community, the AAQC has grown into an arts group with over 60 members, some hailing from as far away as Panama. The group meets monthly at the Hayti Heritage Center and has been featured in local and international magazines and on local television. Our discussion with long-standing members Marjorie Diggs Freeman, Jereann King Johnson, and Sauda Zahra will be moderated by Kim Hall and will explore the history of the group, the different practices and techniques of its members, and the importance of quilting to African American life and politics.

Light refreshments will be served.

Sponsored by the Forum for Scholars and Publics at Duke.

Find more information here: http://fsp.trinity.duke.edu/projects/celebrating-twenty-years-quilting