African American Quilt and Doll Guild
"Threads Intertwined Hold and Bind"  

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President's Message
from Regina Abernathy

The African American Quilt and Doll Guild welcomes you to our community of fabulous quilters and doll makers.  Our guild is unique, cultural, and filled with fabulous, friendly, and inspiring members who weave countless stories through fabric.  Ours is the purposeful journey of creating quilts and dolls which are inspired by African American history and culture.

You have a standing invitation to join us and share our joy as we together create beautiful works of art. 

Once you join us, you might begin to say, “Sewing fills my heart and my days, not to mention the living room, bedroom and closets."

AAQDG member, Myrya Johnson

THURSDAY, JULY 16! The Artists Archives of the Western Reserve is pleased to host The Ardent Thread, a textile invitational. Featuring Phyllis Brody, Rebecca Cross, Aimee Lee, Cynthia Lockhart, Myrya Johnson, Char Norman, Jessica Pinsky, Ron Shelton, and Anne Weissman. The exhibition also includes artist Oral Histories, unique interactive audio recordings which trace their journeys with the fiber arts.

The Ardent Thread will be celebrated with a virtual opening reception on Zoom, Thursday, July 16th, 6:30 – 8:00pm. The event features a video tour of the exhibition, a live curator’s talk by Tony Williams, and brief artist statements followed by audience 

Q &A.

The Ardent Thread Artist Talks will also be held via Zoom on Wednesday July 29, 6 – 7:30pm and Wednesday, August 26, 6 – 7:30pm. 

Creating Masks during the 2020 Pandemic

The African American Quilt and Doll Guild has risen to the occasion, as it has done so many times before. 

Thus far, the African American Quilt and Doll Guild has produced over 1,000 masks.  After making sure that their children, families, and friends were well protected with their own masks, the guild has distributed masks to the following organizations: The Central Community, FEMA, University Hospital, The Cleveland Clinic, The Center for Dialysis Care, and Affinity Baptist Church.

The guild member’s generosity will be remembered by so many people and organizations.  It is noteworthy that many members have stated that  they will continue making masks until a vaccine has been discovered for COVID-19.  Thank you again, guild members, for all you do.

''Inspirations, Visions and

Traditions In Fiber Arts''

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