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Delta Arts opens newest quilting show

Delta Arts opens newest quilting show
February 12
00:00 2013

The Delta Arts Center, 2611 New Walkertown Rd., is continuing its series of quilting exhibits. Pieces by 10 area residents are on display at the gallery through March 16. Hand-quilted works by Anna Hence, Barbara Griffin, Lona Williamson, Nadine LaRue and Johnsie Cunningham hang by traditional patterns by Shirley Wertz, Peggy Moore, Maxilene Studevent and Clementine Mauney and modern free-style quilts created by Carolyn Beard Whitlow and Andrena Coleman.

A reception for the exhibit will be held on Sunday, Feb. 17 from 3-5 p.m. Whitlow, who is also a renowned poet and author, will present a reading.

The Center will feature the Mami Wata Cultural Arts Collective, an interactive cultural arts and performing group, on Thursday, Feb. 21 at 4 p.m. and Saturday, March 2 at 11 a.m. as one of the highlights of “Quilting Stories & Movement for Children.” The programs, for youth of all ages, will include historical quilting stories, interactive tales and fun movement.

Also in conjunction with the exhibit, the Center will host a discussion of the book, “Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker” by Jennifer Chiaverini on Thursday, March 14 at 6 p.m.

Those who would like to attend should RSVP by March 1 to the Center (336-722-2625) or to dara_silver@nullhotmail.com.

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