A Message From our Membership Chair

Happy Friday to you all!  
Sending you the follow up information from a presentation offered earlier this week by the Lakeshore Museum Center in Muskegon on research into quilts in the African American Tradition, specifically, the work of Rosie Lee Wilkins.  What I took away from the presentation was even bigger than this important topic, though, as the presenter, Marsha MacDowell, Michigan State University professor and curator of the MSU Museum, Folk Arts and Quilt Studies, shared wonderful insights about the MSU museum, its collection, its practice of gathering and preserving quilts…I could go on and on.  Made me so very curious!

The Rosie Lee Wilkins exhibition will be available at the Lakeshore Museum Center through April 24, https://lakeshoremuseum.org/who-is-rosie-lee-wilkins/.  You can look at the presentation on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PIqMsp8C1mY&feature=youtu.be  Also take a look at the link below on a Hand Quilting program the museum is offering!

Whatever quilt-y things you’re doing on this wonderful, sunny day, I hope that you’re enjoying and celebrating our art!  (Great day for matching colors, don’t you think?)  I’m looking at my last pot of paperwhites exploding with fresh enthusiasm for the spring that is around the corner!

Thinking of you all…take good care,
Bridget Morel

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