Quilty News & Information

Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway Quilt

Harriett Tubman Underground Railroad Byway Quilt

Members we did it! We successfully delivered as promised the beautiful quilt to the Harriet Tubman Museum and Education Center October, 2022.

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Digital Treasures: Daufuskie Island and Beyond

Greetings, 

Register to attend an interactive online program, Digital Treasures: Daufuskie Island and Beyond!  Presented in collaboration with CPZA of Daufuskie Island, the program explores the resiliency and preservation of Gullah Geechee heritage.  

Thursday, October 20, 2022 

Enjoy a culturally rich program from 2:00PM – 3:00PM EDT that explores the beauty of Daufuskie Island, SC and the surrounding Gullah communities. As an attendee you will virtually meet descendants from the Island, experience a Ring Shout performance, quilting circle, historic tours of Daufuskie Island, SC and Savannah, GA, a traditional Gullah meal and more. 

Additional activities will include a virtual expo hall, community wall and an opportunity to have a professional review of your family treasures from 3:00PM to 5:00PM ET.   

Register today:  

https://nmaahc.si.edu/events/digital-treasures-daufuskie-island-and-beyond

Please share and pass this email and attached flyer along to your family, friends, and community networks.  Space is limited.

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Georgia Williams and Rhonda Masters

https://kfdm.com/news/texas/gallery/dunn-gallery-to-host-african-american-quilters-of-the-gulf-coast-exhibit?photo=6

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Black Girl Magic by Terri Green

“Black Girl Magic” will be on exhibit in October at the PIQF – Pacific International Quilt Festival (Santa Clara, CA) as part of the special New Quilts of Northern California exhibit.

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In Remembrance

Lilian “Faye” Minus 6/12/1943 – 6/14/2022

Lillian Fayetta Potts Minus, age 79, transitioned from this life on June 14, 2022 at ChristianaCares Hospital, Christiana, Delaware, warmly enveloped by the love of her family. Born in Chester, Pennsylvania, on June 12, 1943, Lillian grew up in Thomastown, a close-knit enclave just west of Denton, Maryland. Lillian or “Faye“ as she was fondly known, was the middle daughter of the late Milford Reese Potts and the late Lillian Beatrice Horner Potts. Faye’s commitment to advocacy, community, and equity extended long beyond her time at Morgan. She taught cooking classes at the housing projects in Trenton to young moms; organized voter registration drives; and tutored students whenever they needed. Faye was a Diamond Life member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated; a member of Phi Delta Kappa; and an accomplished seamstress and quilter with the Friendly Quilters. She remained active by line dancing with First State Steppers and doing chair yoga and other activities at the Modern Maturity Center; she could be found laughing and imbibing with her Sister Sippers; and until the COVID-19 pandemic played pinochle every Wednesday with a willing, competitive and consistent group of friends. Faye enjoyed reading, shopping, playing word games, eating crabs, traveling and spending time with family and friends. Faye never met a stranger.  Even until the end, everyone she met commented on her warm smile, kind words, and quick wit. She was a favorite in the ICU, often providing a comforting word or laugh to those who were there to provide care to her. She will truly be missed.

***************************************************************************************************************NAAQG Founder Laura M. Casmore was recently featured on the Quilt Africa Summit as one of their Unsung Quilters. Please click on the link to view Laura’s interview.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Z1wc91ZdUq-m_gmVrPNogcl9U1Za6aut/view?usp=sharing

NAAQG new member Yolanda Cofield was recently featured on the Quilt Africa Summit as one of their Unsung Quilters. Pleas click on the arrow to view a segment of Yolanda’s interview.

Yolanda Cofield Interview with Jeri Cook

Our Quilters~~~

Congratulations to Georgia Williams, Charlene Morrison and Veronica Mays.

Georgia Williams – We are one.
Charlene Morrison ~ Life In The Big City
Veronica Mays ~ Enough Is Enough

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African American Quilters of Baltimore Exhibit @ Morgan State University

​United We Thread: A Baltimore Themed Quilt Journey

July 28 – December 10
James E Lewis Museum of Art
On the campus of Morgan State University
2201 Argonne Drive
Baltimore, MD 21251
Hours: Tuesday – Friday, 11am – 4pm
Free admission: free parking is available behind the Murphy Fine Arts Center in Lot Y
Hours are subject to change, including possible expansion of hours. Please check JELMAmuseum.org for updates or call 443-885-3440.

Opening Reception September 11, 2022 2-5 pm
Members will be selling handmade wares during the reception.

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James Museum exhibition opening of Black Pioneers.

Members if you have a quilt in this wonderful exhibit please send your pictures in so they can be shared.

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Here’s a link to the call for entry for the African American Fiber Art Exhibition in North Charleston SC. Deadline is March 1, 2023.

If Only the Patchwork Could Talk The Black Art In America (BAIA) Foundation sponsors a ……..Heart Disease Project~ Quilters please join NAAQG in participating in this worthwhile project. Send a piece of fabric 2 inches wide x 9 inches long to BAIA 1802 Connally Drive, East Point, GA 30344