African American Quilters Guild 25th Exhibit

Quilt Exhibit: Flint African American Quilters' Guild Presented by Flint Public Library at Flint Public Library September 8 – September 10, 2011. The Flint African American Quilters’ Guild, in cooperation with the Flint Public Library and the Greater Flint Arts Council’s “Flint Festival of Quilts” will present its 22nd Annual Quilt Show, September 8-10 at the Flint Public Library, 1026 E. Kearsley St., Flint.

According to Dianna Young, this year’s Flint African American Quilters Guild exhibit chair, “This year’s theme is “Determination: Keep Your Hands On The Cloth.” Expect to see about 50 quilts, lots of new quilts, new quilted items, wearable art, wall hangings, legacy quilts, our annual raffle quilt, and a few surprises.” The Flint African American Quilters’ Guild was founded by Jeffalone Rumph and Derenda Collins more than twenty years ago. Most of the quilts in the show are produced by its current members.

See the exhibit in the Library’s Reading Room, 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Thursday, September 8; 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Friday, September 9; and 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Saturday, September 10. Free admission. In conjunction with the exhibit, renowned quilter, author and historian, Dr. Carolyn Mazloomi will speak at 2 p.m., on Saturday, September 10.

roy mitchell jr

Mr. Roy Mitchell Jr. will act as presenter on Saturday, September 13th at 2 p.m.  He is the founder of Kings of Quilts, also known as the "Watermelon Man".