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    2016 Flint Festival of Quilts community opportunity to Come. See. Learn. Create. Display. Dedicate. Reflect. Remember. Respond.

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    September 8 - September 10, 2016


    2016 Flint Festival of Quilts community opportunity to Come. See. Learn. Create. Display. Dedicate. Reflect. Remember. Respond.

    2016 Flint Festival of Quilts:  

    Community Opportunity to Engage...

    2016 Flint Festival of Quilts 3 DAY ONGOING WORKSHOP


    Sack Lunch Lecture Thursday Sept 8 at 12:30 by Rosemary Spatafora: The NAMES Project: Yesterday and Today

    Grab lunch at one of the nearby eateries and come on over!

    HOST:  First Church of the Brethren

    Thursday*Friday*Saturday 9:00am-5:00pm Sept 8, 9, & 10                                                                                                                             

    *NAMES Project Memorial AIDS Quilt     

    Create*Display*Dedicate* a Panel


    The Names Project is the National Quilt which celebrates and remembers the lives of loved ones who unfortunately lost their battle with AIDS/HIV.

    Over 96,000 people of all ages, from all walks of life,

    have lost their lives to this global tragedy which has affected

    ***Every Person***

    in some way or another since the early 1980’s to today…

    *None of us are alone or immune*

    to the

    devastating disease


    we have only just begun to understand.


    Today alone, over 3,000 AIDS/HIV victims will lose their battle, and lives around them will forever be changed in many, many ways.

    New panels are sadly added every year,

    but the pride and genuine love they are sewn with

    bring joy and warmth to the hearts of everyone who encounters this

    AMAZING Display of Love….


    On display at the First Church of the Brethren is an

    Original 12X12 Panel

    of The Names Project Memorial AIDS Quilt nominated in 1989 for the Nobel Peace Prize...

    as well as

    *New Panels*

    created by quilters, Novice to Seasoned.




    And Celebrate and Enjoy the Heartfelt Warmth

    of these new panels

    created in

    Honor and Memory of Deeply Loved Friends and Family,

    These new panels will be dedicated

    at a special service Sunday, September 11, 2016 at 9am preceded with a quiet continental breakfast at 8am,

    all of which is a time set aside to take time to say I Love You to those who are not with us anymore,

     and for us to say

    I Love You to those whose hearts ache…as ours ache with them,

    and recognize that

    AIDS/HIV is an “Everybody Issue”!


    If you have a loved one who has lost their lives to AIDS/HIV,

    please learn how to create your own panel

    at the ongoing workshop at

    First Church of the Brethren

    during the

    2016 Flint Festival of Quilts

    in order to share your love for them with others,

    that we all might celebrate their lives with you…

    have your panel displayed at the 2017 Flint Festival of Quilts

    and then

     Added to the National Names Project Quilt

    Next year!


    Flint Festival of Quilts... ALWAYS the 2nd Friday in September ...the Thursday before ...the Saturday after!!!!

    Don't miss ALL the exciting events, lectures. workshops and of course Quilts! Quilts!! QUILTS!!!... made by MIchigan Quilters!!!... during the 2016 Flint Festival of Quilts...this year at 13 locations!!! ASBURY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, CALVARY APOSTOLIC TABERNACLE, FIRST CHURCH OF THE BRETHREN, FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, FLINT PUBLIC LIBRARY, GOOD BEANS CAFE, GREATER FLINT ARTS COUNCIL, the HISTORIC SPENCER HOUSE MORTUARY, KNOB HILL BED AND BREAKFAST, THE LOCAL GROCER, ST. MATTHEW ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH, TOTEM BOOKS AND WILDROOT COFFEE!!!...It gets Even Better!!!...Flint's Nationally Acclaimed MTA Bus Service created a Special Dedicated Route just to serve the patrons of the 2016 Flint Festival of Quilts!!! Get your wrist band today at 6 different locations and hop on board to make new friends and save the gas!!!!... Only $10.00 for a 3 Day Pass and $5 for a Daily Pass!!! It's never been easier! Get your wrist band at any of 6 locations: WHITE HORSE TAVERN ( Also Offering A 10% Discount off your Dining bill!!! for other specials and offers around town too!!!),TOTEM BOOKS, GOOD BEANS CAFE, WILDROOT COFFEE, KNOB HILL BED & BREAKFAST, and GREATER FLINT ARTS COUNCIL.

    ***If you, your friends, or family are interested in showing your quilts, creating a related special event, art project, lecture, or workshop...or becoming a host site for future Flint Festival of Quilts...or Volunteering for this very special event of the season this year or years ahead...please contact the 2016 Flint Festival of Quilts Coordinator, Lanie Nix of Greater Flint Arts Council, at 810.336.9555. If you, friends, or family are interested in offereing discounts, door prizes, or sponsorship opportunities please contact the Greater Flint Arts Council Director of Development, Tanya Lane at 810.238.6875.


    First Church of the Brethren

    1200 Stocker Avenue
    Flint, Michigan 48503

    Full map and directions

    Admission Info:

    Free. Lunch following at the Valley Restaurant on Sunday September 11th at 11:30am for all 2106 Flint Festival of Quilts festival-goers who wish to gather and enjoy each other a while longer is Dutch Treat.

    General Day and Time Info:

    Sign language may be offered throughout the festival at participating locations. Please contact the 2016 Flint Festival of Quilts Coordinator, Lanie Nix, at 810.336.9555 for other special is the intention of Greater Flint Arts Council to make the Festival of Quilts as accessible as possible for as many as possible with an attitude of fun community service for ALL!

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