July 22 through October 16, 2022
Join the quilters of the Lowndes County Community Life Center (LCCLC) at Mount Willing in the Museum’s Lowder Gallery, among the quilts of the Yvonne Wells exhibition, in sewing quilt pieces with the names of enslaved people found in the records of Black Belt churches. Pieces from this quilting session will be used to create a second “Sew Their Names” quilt. The public may choose to honor the names of enslaved individuals from their history or from the church records using the provided fabric and thread or bringing personal textiles. Sewing expertise is not required.
Support for the “Sew Their Names” project is provided by grants from the Alabama Humanities Alliance, the Alabama State Council for the Arts, the Black Belt Community Foundation, the Central Alabama Community Foundation, and the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition.