The Art of Quiltmaking comes to the Firehouse...
The October meeting of the Vicksburg Art Association is scheduled for Tuesday, October 10th, 2006, at 7:30 PM in the historic Old Constitution Firehouse on the corner of Main and Openwood in Downtown Vicksburg.
The second meeting of the 2006-07 membership year features The Art of Quiltmaking. This program will focus on the history of quiltmaking and the significance of the art as a social venue in small towns across the nation, most of all Mississippi. An art where individuals create their own vision, join together to develop a group vision and provide a close-knit forum for exchanging ideas and feelings, quiltmaking has been integral to rural life throughout generations.
The program will consist of award winning artists from Vicksburg and Port Gibson who will exhibit their art and share their experiences.
Patricia Crosby and Geraldine Page who created Mississippi Multicultural Crossroads, an organization dedicated to encouraging and preserving the arts and culture of Claiborne County, will present a sample of their quilts and strips and describe the role quilting plays in their lives. Both artists have won awards for their quilts across the state and region and have presented at the American Folklife Festival at the Smithsonian.
They will be joined by Barbara Cashman and Martha Skelton from Vicksburg Quilters who will provide the Vicksburg perspective. Cashman has taught quilting for over seven years for the Mississippi Quilters Association. Skelton, a mentor for Cashman, has also taught quilting and has her works displayed in several permanent collections and books on quilting.
There is no charge and the public is encouraged to attend. For additional information, call or e-mail Kilby Whitney (email@example.com or601-218-2030).