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Making marks on history

March 2, 2017 8:24 AM
Making marks on history

Stamps and quilts celebrate Black history through artful representation In celebration of Black History Month, the Laney College library is exhibiting a collection of handmade quilts by the African American Quilt Guild of Oakland through the end of March. The quilts are on display in the atrium of the library with quilts hanging in glass display cases on the main floor and hanging from the railing on the second floor. Over 20 quilts are on display, each handmade by a different woman from the African American Quilt Guild of Oakland. Each woman spent the previous year stitching a quilt for […]

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OMCA leaves visitors in stitches

September 17, 2015 2:40 PM
OMCA leaves visitors in stitches

Small but colorful exhibit highlights local quilters Quilts you have no intention on sleeping with are on display at the Oakland Museum. The exhibit is called “Yo-Yos & Half Squares: Contemporary California Quilts.” Eli Leon, an Oakland resident, artist and collector of unique and unusual items, gathered together five people who were strangers to one another to inspire 20 extraordinary quilts. Leon’s vision was to have the quilters tell a story of a time and place in African American history. The five quilters are Angie Tobias, Arbie Williams, Mattie Pickett, Rosie Lee Tompkins and Sherry Byrd. Each contributed a vision […]

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