From the Cedar Chest: Southern Quilting, 1830’s to Today

December 6, 2019 – December 15, 2019 all-day
Gadsden Arts Center & Museum
13 N Madison
$5 nonmembers
Angie Barry, Curator

An exploration of the rich tradition of quilting in our local Big Bend community, spanning several generations and cultures to celebrate the beloved art of quiltmaking. For two years, a committee of local quilters and quilt collectors and the Gadsden Arts curator research and identified historic to contemporary quilts in private and public collections across several counties in North Florida. Several of the quillts have been completed by multiple family members over a period of decades as patterns were passed down to younger generations. This exhibition discusses the story of an art form that was utilitarian, uniquely cultural, and inherently social, that bridges gaps between generations and finds commonalities between cultures.

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