African American Quilts Today exhibit opens October 21.

African-American Quilts Today exhibit runs from October 21 – December 31, 2010

Lowell, MA – The New England Quilt Museum announces the opening of an exciting new exhibit: African-American Quilts Today: A Celebration of Motherhood, Sisterhood & the Matriarchs.

Guest curated by Dr. Pearlie Johnson, this show celebrates family, work and friendship. Four leading American quilt artists have been brought together in this exhibit of portrait, landscape and abstract quilts using both American and African textiles in a variety of techniques.

Join NEQM at 1 PM on Saturday, October 23rd for the Opening Reception for African-American Quilts Today. Guest curator Dr. Johnson will discuss the pieces she has chosen for this exhibit, as well as introducing quilt artists Sonié Ruffin, NedRa Bonds and Sherry Whetstone of Kansas City and Dr. Michele David of Boston.

In conjunction with this exhibit, the NEQM is also pleased to offer two very special trunk shows:

– Saturday, November 6th at 1 PM: trunk show by Sisters in Fiber

– Saturday, November 13th at 1 PM: trunk show by Sisters in Stitches Joined by the Cloth, Inc.