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Gee's Bend Quilters Collective Workshop, with the Ladies of Gee's Bend

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Ashe' Power House Theater

1731 Baronne Street

New Orleans, LA 70113

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Stitching Together: Celebrating African American Quilting - The Ladies of Gee’s Bend Workshop
Friday Dec 7 thru Sunday Dec 9 ~ 9am-5pm each day.

Join the legendary ladies of the Gee's Bend Quilting Collective in a 3-day workshop in New Orleans! Read the fascinating story of Gee's Bend Quilts here. You may register via phone 504-430-1803, or through the Eventbrite link.

This unique presentation is a collaboration of Uptown Needle & CraftWorks, Beecher Memorial UCC Quilt Group, Just Wanna Quilt Podcast hosted by Elizabeth Townsend Gard out of Tulane University Law School, and Efforts of Grace (Ashé Cultural Art Center). Four of the women of the Gee's Bend Quilters Collective are coming to New Orleans December 4th through 9th, 2018 for a quilting workshop at Ashé Power House, 1731 Baronne St, New Orleans, LA 70113.

In conjunction with the workshop we will have a local quilt exhibit November 30th through December 9th, curated by the Beecher Quilt Group, also at Ashé Power House. (the public is invited to this showing, no charge)

All registrants will receive a complete supply list and a request for special dietary requirements prior to the start of the workshop.

You will bring your sewing machine and some scraps to use and share as you experience the teaching style of the ladies of Gee's Bend.

A pop-up shop will be available each day of the workshop for additional fabric purchases.

Three-day workshop fee is $300 per person and includes lunch each day. You will receive an email along with your supply list requesting any special lunch requirements.

For those visiting from out of town we will be happy to recommend accommodations. There are numerous hotels and Air B&B listings in the area.

Please come and enhance your knowledge of African American Quilting through the ladies of Gee's Bend and the Beecher Memorial Congregational UCC Quilt Group.

Our policies for all classes and workshops sponsored by Uptown Needle & Craftworks include:
• Full payment is due upon class registration. You may pay by credit card via telephone 504-430-1803 or Eventbrite. If you prefer to pay by cash or check your registration is not confirmed until payment is received.
• All class fees are refundable if cancellation is made by telephone or email at least 14 days prior to workshop start date.
• No refund or transfer of funds for cancellations with less than 14 days notice or if you fail to show-up for a class you have registered and paid for.
* Depending upon each participant’s skill level, you may or may not complete your project in class.
By registering for this workshop you are agreeing to these policies. Thank you.

Attribution: The quilt on right, above- Lucy Mingo of Gee's Bend, Alabama made this spectacular pieced quilt in 1979. It includes a nine-patch center block surrounded by pieced strips. Collection of Bill Volckening, Portland, Oregon.
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