Spring Quilt Events
History and Artistry of African American Quilts
Date: April 26, 5:30-7:00 pm
The History Center and Village at Ithaca will proudly present a panel presentation on the history and artistry of African American quilts on April 26, 2012, at 5:30 p.m. at the History Center
African American quilts display colorful symbols that vividly tell the history of Africa, reveal secret codes used by slaves on the Underground Railroad, and affirm the resiliency of African American families. Moving stories and several stunning quilts will be shared with the audience.
Panelists include Ms. Maxine Adams, Ms. Andrea Campbell Gibbs, and Ms. Erica Mims. Dr. Constance Graham will moderate. Ms. Adams, whose presentation is titled "Signposts of Freedom," considers herself a quilt hobbyist. Her quilts have been exhibited at the Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, the Community Folk Art Gallery in Syracuse, and the Harriet Tubman Museum in Auburn. Ms. Andrea Campbell Gibbs is an artist who began quilting in 2000. She has created a collection of quilt blocks from the Adinkra symbols of the Akan people from the African country of Ghana titled, "Symbolic Traditions." Ms. Erica Mims is presently the Family Advocacy Project Coordinator for the Village At Ithaca. She will talk about her family quilt and the importance of community to children. Dr. Constance Graham is a Village At Ithaca board member who has been active in the area of education and school administration for many years in the Ithaca and Rochester City School districts.
For more information on this and other programs please call 607.273.8284 ext. 0.
Date: May 5, 1pm
Learn all about crazy quilts with nationally certified appraiser Eugenia Barnes! Ms. Eugenia Barnes will speak on “Crazy Quilts”. Ms. Barnes is a lecturer, teacher, judge and nationally certified appraiser. She is listed in “Who’s Who in American Quilting” (1st edition).
Date: May 5 by appointment
Meet nationally certified appraiser Eugenia Barnes for an appraisal of your quilt! Ms. Eugenia Barnes will appraise quilts for the general public. Ms. Barnes is a nationally certified appraiser. She is one of the first 5 people certified in the US to appraise quilts and quilted items including quilted clothing. Clients will receive a written, certified appraisal. The fee is $35.00 for the first piece and $30.00 for each additional piece from same owner. Part of the proceeds from each appraisal will fund future programs at The History Center. Appraisals are by appointment only.
Please contact Catherine Duffy, Visitor Services Manager, at 607-273-8284 x0 or firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a confidential appraisal.
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