Thu, Feb 25 | University Heights Center

Thursdays at 10 - Stitchery

Join us from your home as we gather virtually for knitting, crocheting, stitching and conversation! In celebration of Black History Month, we will be talking about and looking at the Quilts and Quilters of Gee's Bend. Please RSVP to get meeting link emailed to you.
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Thursdays at 10 - Stitchery

Time & Location

Feb 25, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
University Heights Center, 5031 University Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105, USA

About the Event

UHeights is hosting a Zoom meeting in order to continue our Thursdays at 10 meetings via video chat! 

The Stitchery group meets on the fourth Thursday of the month. 

In celebration of Black History Month, we will be talking about and looking at the Quilts and Quilters of Gee's Bend. The women of Gee’s Bend  - a small, remote, Black community in Alabama - have created hundreds of quilt masterpieces dating from the early twentieth century to the present. Resembling an inland island, Gee’s Bend is surrounded on three sides by the Alabama River. The some seven hundred or so inhabitants of this small, rural community are mostly descendants of slaves, and for generations they worked the fields belonging to the local Pettway plantation. Enlivened by a visual imagination that extends the expressive boundaries of the quilt genre, these astounding creations constitute a crucial chapter in the history of American art.

Here is a video about their story and articles about their work.

Video:

https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=1795769727113150

Articles:

https://www.diaryofaquilter.com/2020/06/the-quilts-and-quilters-of-gees-bend.html

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/fabric-of-their-lives-132757004/

 

If this is your first time using Zoom, check out this simple YouTube tutorial that walks you through what to expect.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9isp3qPeQ0E

More about Thursdays at 10:

First Thursday

BOOK GROUP

With more folks coming every week, bring whatever you're reading, want to read, have read, and get inspired.

Second Thursday

DISCUSSION GROUP

Rotating topics every month and lively discussions on matters great and small.

Third Thursday

STORIES OF OUR LIVES: MEMOIR WRITING

With new prompts and tips each month, come unleash your creative side and tell stories of your life. 

Fourth Thursday

STITCH TOGETHER

Join knitters, crocheting, and stitching artisans for crafts and conversation.

Ticketing: Our Pay-What-You-Can model allows our events to be accessible to the entire community! We have no suggested amount, we simply ask you to pay what you can.

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