Gullah Rag Quilting Workshop

Sponsored by The Charleston Museum

Saturday, October 12, 2013 - 9:30am - 1:30pm

Location:
The Charleston Museum
360 Meeting Street
Charleston, SC
United States

Join Sharon Cooper-Murray, aka the Gullah Lady, for a lecture and hands-on workshop
about the folk art tradition of rag quilting. Cooper-Murray has set out on a mission to
preserve this disappearing art form, which, she has learned from elderly Gullah women
from Wadmalaw and Johns Islands, and which began on the islands during the
antebellum period. Feed and grain sacks were combined with rag strips to make these
unique quilts. This quilting tradition was passed from generation to generation until
recent years. Join us for a fascinating workshop to learn more about this folk art, work
on a community rag quilt and start your own project! The instructor provides all
materials, and each participant should bring their own scissors.
Reservations are required. Please register on line at http://www.charlestonmuseum.org/proddetail.asp?prod=RagQuilting10.12.13.
 
Admission: $40/member, $45/non-member.

Contact:
Charleston Museum
rchesser@charlestonmuseum.org.
(843) 722-2996 ext. 235

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