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.