Flint Festival of Quilts
September 13 - September 15, 2012
Flint Festival of Quilts
Highlighting traditional, historical, contemporary, planet and fiber art through out the weekend
[Free admission at all sites except Stockton Center at Spring Grove]
Participating sites are
Flint Public Library, 1026 E. Kearsley - African American Quilters - "Back to Basics", Yvonne Wells, Quilter and Artist who is an award winning quilter from Tuscaloosa Alabama, 2 pm Sat, Sept 15 will do a lecture at the Flint Public Library
Greater Flint Arts Council, 816 S. Saginaw St. - Michigan Invitational curated by Mary Andrews and Marty Calhoun, "ENCORE!" A retrospective exhibiton of works by Michigan Quilt Artists, ArtWalk, Friday, Sept. 14, 6-9 PM, music with 4 Miles to the Groove, Jazz
First Presbyterian Church, 746 S. Saginaw St. - The Liturgical Arts Ministry has created a Gallery to encorage and display work by local, state, and national Quilters utlizing their craft as an expression of faith, a sharpner of faith, or an inspiration to faith. Entries were juried in by images for purposes of space and sutiability of theme only. No worked was judged. A lecture by Rosemary Lutz, "The Quilt Tells The Story", Saturday, Sept 14, 11 AM.
Hoffman's Deco Deli, 503 Garland St - Material Girls -"It's A Wrap" with key exhibitors Sara Coblentz, Nancy Cooper, Sharon Lombard, Chris Long, Katrina Lucas, Jill Smith, Pricilla Tate, Sue Warth and Cheryl Wilson
Longway Planetarium, 1310 E. Kearsley, Star Quilts
The Lunch Studio, 444 S. Saginaw St. - Flint Handmade, "My Favorite Things" and eclectic mix of quitls centered around the theme. A variety of traditional & non-traditional materials in a a wide array of textures and patchwork styles will be showcased
Brown Sugar, 432 S. Saginaw St. - Leone Burwell will have 14 original quilts using a 1943 pattern of Raggedy Ann
Flint Crepe Co, 555 S. Saginaw Street - Quilts by the Carriage Town Ministries of the expression of "Transititions" An expression fo the transition from homeless to independent liveing. A Quilt made from donated materials by women who have experienced homelessness. Quilts are pictured and available for purchase on our facebook page: Carriage Town Ministries. All proceeds go toward our quilting projects.
Stockton Center at Spring Grove, 720 Ann Arbor St. - "Civil War Celebration" celebrating the Civil War through quilts from Linda's Country Quilts . Reproduction quilts and favrics tell many storyies of the life during the Civil War. Have your scissors, kitchen knives, & garden snips sharpened on Friday, Sept 14, 9-Noon and Saturday, Sept 15, Noon-4 pm by Bell's Blazen Blades there is a fee for the sharpening. There is a fee to enter Stockton Center at Spring Grove. First 50 attendees get a free gift.
For more information call. 810.238.ARTS
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