Donate Here
Brick Campaign
Samplers & Symmetry V - Delta Arts Center

Samplers & Symmetry V

Samplers & Symmetry V

Pieces by Area African-American Quilters

February 3 – April 25, 2015

Opening Reception: Sunday, February 8th at 3pm

Join us for the opening reception of Samplers & Symmetry V: Pieces by Area African-American Quilters on Sunday, February 8th at 3 pm.  Quilters featured in this exhibition include Phyllis Bailey, Andrena Coleman, Clem Mauney, Billie Matthews, Peggy Moore, Laurann Pierce, and Mickie Studevent.  They will speak briefly about their works in this exhibition.  In addition, Clem Mauney, quilter and former WSFCS Family and Consumer Science instructor, will make special remarks about her quilting journey including how she discovered quilting and why it continues to be a passion for her.  Refreshments will be available.  This event is free & open to the public.

Samplers and Symmetry, is one of Delta Arts Center’s biennial exhibitions and celebrates the craft of African-American quilt making.  Quilters from many areas of the triad eagerly respond to the invitation to show their creations and Delta Arts Center welcomes the opportunity to enlighten and educate the community to this rapidly growing art form.  Though still a practical craft resulting in much desired items of warmth, quilting has grown to become an art form that can be enjoyed by those with minimal sewing ability to those with advanced skills, employing computerized sewing machines and specialized cutting devices to save time and energy and hurry the quilter to the fun part- piecing the quilt.

Quilting Programs

Quilting with Clem – Beginner Quilting Classes
Mondays, March 9 – April 13 @ 1-3 pm

Join exhibitor and quilter, Clementine “Clem” Mauney, for a series of beginning quilting classes on Mondays, March 9 through April 13 from 1-3 pm. Click here to download a supply list. Cost $35 for series of 6 classes. Call 722-2625 to reserve your spot now!

“Lift Every Voice and Sing”: The Quilts of Gwendolyn Ann Magee
Wednesday, March 18 @ Noon

A presentation by Dr. Anne Parsons, Asst. Professor of History, UNCG and Museum Studies major, Jordon Rossi on the life and art of the Gwendolyn Ann Magee will be held at the Delta Arts Center. Magee was a High Point native and quilter whose exhibit of quilts, “Lift Every Voice and Sing” depicts imagery of the African American civil rights struggle. Six of Magee’s quilts are on view until February 21, 2015 at the High Point Museum in the exhibit Pieces of the Past: The Art of Gwendolyn Magee. The presentation is free and open to the public.

Delta Arts Book Club – The Lost Quilter
Tuesday, April 16 @ 6 pm

Join the Delta Arts Book Club as we discuss “The Lost Quilter” by Jennifer Chiaverini, from the Elm Creek Series. The Lost Quilter continues the story of Joanna, a runaway slave, introduced in The Runaway Quilt by the same author. After her capture and forced return into slavery, Joanna longed to return to Elm Creek Farm where she left behind her infant son in the care of the Bergstrom family. This is the story of Joanna’s courageous quest to reach freedom and reunite with her son, beautifully told against the backdrop of slavery. A testament to the strength of the human spirit. This book is available at your local Barnes & Noble retailer or on-line by clicking here. This event is free and open to the public.