The Delta Arts Center will open a new exhibition, “Raw Edges 2: Textile Art by Area African-American Quilters,” on Thursday, November 15, 2018. This biannual exhibit of quilts and textile works continues Delta’s ongoing commitment to this medium. Many of the exhibiting artists have taken quilting classes at the Delta Arts Center and participate in our weekly gatherings of quilters. The quilts on view will exemplify traditional and contemporary patterns, including T-shirt quilts, and they utilize a wide variety of different fabrics. Vintage quilts and dolls will also be included in the exhibit. Contributing artists are: Billie Matthews, Andrena Coleman, LaRue Cunningham, Sadie Edwards, Phyllis Harrell-Vaughn, Irma Jackson, Joyce Mathis, Clementine Mauney, Peggy Moore, Mickey Studevant, and Freeda Ward. An opening reception will be held at 6pm on Thursday, November 15. Our “Quilting With Clem” class will be held Nov. 13- Dec. 17, 6-7:30 pm (Please see our website for further information and registration details). Additional programming connected to the exhibition will be announced. The exhibit will close on Saturday, March 30, 2019.
In addition, eight of the Delta Quilters have been invited to participate in the Forsyth Piecers & Quilters Show, to be held November 2-3, at the Gateway Y in Winston-Salem. They are: Irma Jackson, Joyce Mathis, Freeda Ward, Phyllis Harrell-Vaughn, Sadie Edwards, Roslyn Jones, Clementine Mauney, and Peggy Moore. This is a wonderful opportunity to view their work prior to the opening of the “Raw Edges 2” exhibition!