Vintage and antique quilt “bed turnings” (show and shares with experts on hand), appraisals offered by a certified appraiser, keynote lecture (via zoom) on African American quilt history, featured lecture (in person) on the history of polyester, museum exhibition visit, and a workshop re-creating a vintage quilt!

Ticket options include Saturday only, Sunday only, and virtual Keynote only!


9:00-10:00 — Welcome continental breakfast meet & greet at Marriott Courtyard, Carrollton

10:00-11:30 — Featured Speaker, Cathy Glover – “Fun with Poly & Ester” at Marriott Courtyard, Carrollton

“‘Fun with Poly & Ester’ is a lively and fun presentation all about polyester! Travel from the development of polyester through its heyday in the 1960’s and 70’s, up to today. All of us have grown up with this wonder fabric and have experienced a love/hate relationship with it. A quilt turning features examples from Cathy’s personal polyester quilt collection.”

11:30-1:00 — Lunch on your own (lots of options within walking distance!)

1:00-2:00 — Brown Sugar Stichers quilt exhibit, “Celebrating 20 Years of Soulful Expression of Fiber Art” – meet & greet with volunteer speakers Elisa R. Woods and Aisha Lumumba at the Southeastern Quilt & Textile Museum

2:00-4:45 — Show & Share Quilt Turning– Bring your antique and vintage treasures! Experts on hand! (at museum)

4:45-6:15 — Dinner on your own in town (walk from museum)

6:30Keynote Speaker, Dr. Carolyn Mazloomi – “Building a Legacy: African American Quilt History” (Dr. Mazloomi will join us via Zoom. Attend with the group [& have an opportunity to comment or ask questions] at the museum or elsewhere from your own device.)

“No artistic form is more closely associated with African American culture than quilt making, representing skill, aesthetic beauty, and utilitarian need. For African Americans the quilt became a covert expression of resistance within the context of storytelling.  In the past few decades, traveling museum exhibitions have brought African American quilts to the public, stimulating broad interest and offering extraordinary opportunities for scholarly study.  As a result, African American-made quilts are now celebrated and highly collectable. From improvisation to art quilts, Dr. Carolyn Mazloomi will discuss the historical and cultural significance of quilts made in the African American community.”


9:00-9:45 — Sunday morning coffee social at museum

9:45-11:45 — Quilt Turning – items in the collection of Southeastern Quilt & Textile Museum

11:45-1:00 — Lunch on your own

1:00-5:00 — 4-hour workshop with Tara Miller (at museum) – The Evie – inspired by a vintage quilt made by Eveler Blankenship

The Atlanta Quilt Study Group is dedicated to exploring textiles’ and women’s histories through the study of vintage and antique quilts.
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