Quilting event in Tifton celebrates human resilience

February 28th, 2014 Author: Cal Powell  |  706-542-3536  |  More about Cal
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Athens, Ga. – University of Georgia graduate and renowned artist Beth Mount will be the featured guest at “A Season of Quilts” event at the Tifton Museum of Arts and Heritage on Saturday.

 

The program, called “The Threads that Bind,” will feature quilting demonstrations and exhibits and storytelling sessions.

Mount’s massive quilts celebrate resilience and the many ways in which people overcome adversity, particularly people with disabilities.

“Beth has used quilts to express what we call a beloved community,” said Gillian Grable of the College of Family and Consumer Science’s Institute on Human Development and Disability, echoing the phrase made famous by Martin Luther King Jr. “What is a community where everybody’s contributions and gifts are welcomed and supported? People all over the country are investing in that because people understand that’s what the human experience is all about.”

For a full schedule of the event, visit the Tifton Museum of Arts and Heritage website at http://www.tiftonmuseum.org/documents/a-season-of-quilts.pdf

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