“101 Quilts” at the African American Heritage Museum of Southern NJ features the needlework of noted artisans. The quilts celebrate poetry, speak of history and use recycled wedding dresses in their designs.
Quilts have traditionally told a story about their makers. Visitors to the exhibit will see various examples of quilting by needle artists Karimah Abdusamad, Tinola Cockfield, Denise Fox, Mary Archibald, Alice Marks and the Atlantic City Parents Center Quilters which includes instructors Agnes Galloway and Gail Gordy, and the work of Thelma Gordy, Muriel Greenidge, Pat Tweedle, Joanne Lyons, Betty Lyons, Betty Watson, Yvonne Jordan, Peaches Cason, Dotty Guzman, Joyce Snyder, Cecile Brazos, Marilyn Carter and Karen Webb will be on view.
In addition, the collections of Yvonne Lemane, Carol Harper and Ken Davis (from the estate of Jewel Irving Morgan) will be on view. The show’s pieces incorporate the elements of color, line and form merged with needle artistry and message. The exhibit will be on display until Dec. 15.
The African American Heritage Museum of Southern New Jersey is located at 661 Jackson Road in Newtonville, NJ in the Martin Luther King Center. The Museum is closed on Mondays but is open Tuesday through Friday from 10am-3pm and on Saturday from 10am-4pm by appointment only.
Directions are available at www.aahmsnj.org. Admission is free, however donations are accepted with appreciation.
Saturday, August 18, 2012
Recurring: ONCE Saturday, August 18, 2012
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2-4pm Free; donation appreciated.
African American Heritage Museum of Southern New Jersey , 661 Jackson Road, Newtonville, NJ
On every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday from 08/18/2012 to 12/15/2012. .
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