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Traveling the Erie Canal: 200 Years of Journeys

May 14 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Free

Teaching Artist Phyllis Thompson Presents: “Story Cloths: Quilt Designs That Tell Stories” – In this program, Phyllis works with fiber textiles, printmaking, photography and collage processes. Her workshop explores techniques of printmaking, collage and fabric construction with the history of African American quilting, and supports participants creating meaningful personal images. Participants will learn about the tradition of quilt making including the meanings and symbolism of several quilt designs. Examples include the works of Faith Ringgold, the quilts of Gee’s Bend, and the Underground Railroad freedom quilts which will be presented to create specific context for the significance of quilts in Erie Canal history and in everyday life. Participants will cut geometric and organic shapes from paper and cloth and assemble them to create their very own quilt patterns that tell their own personal stories.

Details

Date:
May 14
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:

Organizer

Young Audiences of Western New York
Phone:
(716) 881-0917
Email:
info@yawny.org
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Venue

Cordelia Greene Library
11 South Main Street
Castile, NY 14427 United States
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