Friday March 4, 2016 at 9:00 AM CST
Saturday March 5, 2016 at 12:00 PM CST

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Alabama Department of Archives and History 
624 Washington Avenue
Montgomery, AL 36130-0100

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Sarah McQueen 
Alabama Department of Archives and History & the Alabama Folklife Association 

Common Threads II: Montgomery Session Alabama Quilting Traditions at the Alabama Department of Archives and History  

Discover Alabama's rich quilting tradition through the textile collections at the Alabama Department of Archives and History. This 2-day event features expert speakers, tours, and a quilting workshop.

Admission is FREE! Box lunches for Friday, March 4, can be purchased for $15

Friday, March 4, 9:00 to 3:30

The Alabama Quilt Book Project: Documentation of Alabama Archives Quilts - By Mary Elizabeth Johnson Huff

 The Mt. Ida Quilt Project - By Sarah Bliss Wright

Tour of Alabama Archives quilts and quilt storage - Led by Archives Curator, Ryan Blocker

Gee's Bend Quilting Traditions - By Louisana Pettway Bendolph

The March Quilts Project - By Lillis Taylor


Saturday, March 5, 9:00 to Noon

Quilting Workshop led by Loretta Pettway Bennett

Make your own Pine Burr Quilt square - the same pattern as Alabama's official state quilt!


Common Threads sessions 2014-2016 are an initiative of the Alabama Folklife Association, Inc., a partner program of the Alabama State Council on the Arts, and made possible by funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.