African American Quilters and Collectors: Table of Brotherhood Award Ceremony

African American Quilters and Collectors: Table of Brotherhood Award Ceremony
African American Quilters and Collectors: Table of Brotherhood Award Ceremony African American Quilters and Collectors: Table of Brotherhood Award Ceremony

Promoting the preservation and art of quilting

Event:
Table of Brotherhood Award Ceremony
Saturday, January 18, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Blair-Caldwell Library

Special Guests: First Lady Hancock, Former Mayor Wellington Webb and many more. The quilts made are presented annually through an award ceremony to outstanding community members in recognition of their service of those in need, or to individuals in crisis, as well as to agencies that help the needy and the homeless.

Exhibit:
"The Civic Minded Woman"
Through January 31
AAQ&CG will exhibit authentic slave quilts on display in the 3rd floor Cousins Gallery.

The Guild:
Mrs. Rose E. Shipp founded the African-American Quilters and Collectors Guild in 1988, and in 1989, the very first Table of Brotherhood was held in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King’s Birthday at Ford Warren Library in Denver, Colorado. The Table of Brotherhood has been held annually since then. As an organization the AAQCG purposed to educate the community about the contributions of African-Americans to folk and needle art. Mrs. Shipp and Guild members held exhibits and educational gatherings to teach quilting and other needle arts. Their events and educational forums over the years have included: Quilts at the Denver Museum of Natural History, United Bank, Arvada Center of Performing Arts, Clayton College, Juneteenth, Black Arts Festival and other community events and churches throughout the State of Colorado.

For more information please contact the Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library at 720-865-2401 or email blairstaff@denverlibrary.org.

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