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Celebrating Rhode Island Heritage: Quilt History, Highlights, and Craft with Sandra Smith

 Join the Rhode Island Historical Society on Tuesday, March 12 at 7pm for a virtual talk with Maryland-based textile artist and quilter Sandra Smith on her work the Celebration of Rhode Island Heritage, a quilt designed for Roger Williams University honoring people of African American heritage who lived and worked in Rhode Island.

Smith will discuss how she started quilting, the history of the project, and how she went about researching the figures and events that are portrayed in the quilt. Smith will also highlight the stories of some of the individual stories featured on the quilt.

Guests can register for this free Zoom here.

Smith has been sewing since childhood, creating her first quilt in the early 1980s and transitioning to making decorative hanging quilts later. Smith’s work has been featured in exhibits and publications since the 1990s. She has won multiple awards including first place for best reflection of a theme from the East Coast Quilters Alliance and the Potomac Craft Council Award.



Mar 12
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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