The way Theadra Fleming sees it, adorning the Charles Wright Museum of African-American History with homemade quilts is not just about enhancing its beauty and grace.
Yes, the quilts do that.
But for Fleming, the display also offers an opportunity to show off the amazing creativity of African-American quilters while exciting a new generation about quilting and its vital role in African-American life and culture.
What better place than the museum, which will attract hundreds of people of all ages to the museum and its grounds for this weekend’s 32nd annual African World Festival.
The quilting exhibit is one of many artistic, educational, cultural and recreational activities featured at this year’s festival that begins Friday and ends Sunday.
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