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Sisters Quilting Collective (SQC) presents Quilt Exhibit highlighting African American quilters and quilts

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  In celebration of Black History Month Sisters Quilting Collective (SQC) at The Brickhouse Art Gallery, will host its second annual Quilt Exhibit entitled “A Stitch in Time: The Past, Present and Future” highlighting African American quilters and quilts. All events will be held at The Brickhouse Art Gallery, 2837 36th Street, Sacramento, CA. 95817.

The exhibit opens Saturday, February 2, 2013 and closes Thursday, February 28, 2013 with a Closing Reception 6:00pm – 8:00pm. The mission of the SQC is to bring awareness of the historical value of African-American quilts, as well as to celebrate and continue the tradition of quilting. Light refreshments will be served at the various events.

The quilt exhibit will feature a variety of activities for the entire family such as: a resources highlighting African American quilting books, quilt demonstrations, lectures and presentations, children’s activities, and a film screening.   Please review our schedule of events and join us:

• Saturday, February 2, 2013
Opening Reception -12:00pm – 7:00pm
Quilt Demonstration -2:00pm and 4:00pm
Children’s Corner -throughout the day

• Saturday February 9, 2013
Tribute to African American Doll Artists and Baby Doll Quilt Display -12noon-5:00pm
Gloria Gandy, Doll Maker and other doll makers – Presentations 1:00pm


• Saturday, February 16, 2013
“Stitching from the Soul”
Alice Calhoun, Hand Quilter – Presentation 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Jan Hollins, Textile Designer and Quilter -Presentation -3:00pm
“Threads of Time: Breast Cancer Quilt Project”

• Saturday, February 23, 2013
Keynote Speaker: Alice Beasley, Quilter and Artist Presentation 1:00pm-2:00pm
Alice Beasley has been creating fabric portraits quilts and wire sculptors in the San Francisco Bay area since 1988. Ms. Beasley is a member of the African American Quilt Guild of Oakland & the Studio Art Quilters Association

• Thursday, February 28, 2013
Closing Reception 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Featuring the Sacramento’s premier screening of the film “Scenes of Siddis Life,” by Dr. Henry John Drewal. A 20-minute film documenting the history of patchwork quilts known as kawandi and introductions of quilters of African descent living in India.

About Sisters Quilting Collective (SQC)  at The Brickhouse Gallery. The SQC had its beginning in 2012 after an exhibition of quilts held at the Brickhouse Gallery in Sacramento, California.

Our Founding Members, Jan Hollins, Barbara Range, Fredi Slaughter- Walker, Barbra Lord, Kephera Alston and Faye Wilson Kennedy

Partial list Co-Sponsors: The Brickhouse Art Gallery, The Black United Fund of Sacramento Valley,
Fred and Ruth Foote, Cordia Wade, Dr. Hazel Mahone, The Talking Drums Newsletter, NIA-Women of Purpose, Sacramento Area Black Caucus, Sac Cultural Hub, Will Walker, Lawrence Sullivan Arts Unlimited and Faye Wilson Kennedy

For more info please call The Brickhouse Gallery at 916-475-1240 or visit: http://www.thebrickhousegalleryoakpark.com.

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