Sep 08 2016
2016 Festival of Quilts Thursday Sack Lunch Lectur...

2016 Festival of Quilts Thursday Sack Lunch Lectur...

Presented by First Church of The Brethren at First Church of the Brethren

2016 Flint Festival of Quilts:SACK LUNCH LECTURE

HOST:  First Church of the Brethren                      

Thursday 12:30pm-1:30pm Sept 8                                                                                                                              


The AIDS Memorial Quilt: YESTERDAY and TODAY

Memorial – Tool for Education – Work of Art

Presented by Rosemary Spatafora, Panelmaker & Quilter

Almost 30 years after the first panel was made, the NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt remains one of the world’s largest community arts projects.  The Quilt has redefined the tradition of quilt-making in response to contemporary circumstances.  A memorial, a tool for education and a work of art, the Quilt is a unique creation, an uncommon and uplifting response to the tragic loss of human life.


Rosemary Spatafora has quilted since 1989.  In 1992 she created a panel for the AIDS Memorial Quilt to memorialize her brother, Tom Knobblock, who died in 1991.  After that first panel Rosemary made five more panels to commemorate the lives of friends that she met through her work with The NAMES Project Metro Detroit Chapter.  She chaired the Education and Outreach committee for the Metro Detroit Chapter and served on the steering committee for two major displays of The Quilt at Cobo Center in Detroit.  She also took portions of The Quilt into numerous schools for HIV/AIDS Awareness and Education programs.

For all ages

Stop by one of the nearby eateries and grab lunch and head on over…keep in mind please nothing sticky or icky that could hurt the quilt…thanks!

For More Information

Contact Mary Lorah-Hammond at 810.964.8878 or visit




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!!!…watch 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.


Admission Info

Free. Don’t Forget! Lunch 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.

Dates & Times

2016/09/08 - 2016/09/08

Additional 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 needs…it 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!

Location Info

First Church of the Brethren

1200 Stocker Avenue , Flint, Michigan 48503