ALL ACCESS Symposium! Sat & Sun


This ticket gives you ALL ACCESS to the entire quilt study symposium weekend!

Lectures, workshop, quilt turnings, oh my!

See full description below for all the details!


This ticket gives you ALL ACCESS to the entire quilt study symposium weekend!


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

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” (Hybrid event. Attend with the group at the museum or from your own device.)
NOTE: While Dr. Mazloomi is joining us via Zoom, those attending the presentation with the group at the museum will have an opportunity to ask questions and be heard and seen by Dr. Mazloomi.

“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


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