On Friday, July 24th, from 6 – 8 pm in the Frist Center lobby, meet members of the Freedom Quilting Bee for an informal social hour. Freedom Quilting Bee members will share the history of their community, their connections to the craft of quilting, and their visions for the future.
The Freedom Quilting Bee is a nationally-recognized quilting cooperative established in 1966 in Alberta, Alabama as an outgrowth of the civil rights movement. When local people lost their incomes, and sometimes their homes, after registering to vote, women banded together to put their skills to use in order to earn family income and build community. Today, the Freedom Quilting Bee remains one of the oldest cooperatives in the country.
The Freedom Quilting Bee and ASK Apparel, a Nashville dyeshop and clothing company focused on revitalizing the use of plant-based dyes, have partnered for a three-day workshop on natural dyeing with plant and earth-based materials. The quilters welcome discussion of projects old and new.
The Frist Center for the Visual Arts is located at 919 Broadway, Nashville, TN.
For further information on the Freedom Quilting Bee go here.
For more information on ASK Apparel visit www.askapparel.com.
For further information about the Frist Center for the Visual Arts, please contact 615.244.3340