Tuesday, February 10, 2015

And the Lioness Spoke...

Lydia's Purple Cloth Quilting Community: And The Lioness Spoke
Jacquelyn Hughes Mooney

(Each Tuesday) | 6:00-8:00 p.m.
NO CLASS February 17, 2015 - Mardi Gras
Ashé Cultural Arts Center | 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., NOLA
Free and open to the public

Quilting continues! We're excited to have more time to work on creations that will hang, not only at Ashé, but also at the Galerie 1501, a pop up gallery located at 1501 Canal Street . How's that for motivation?   The focus in the name change with the classes becoming part of the Ashe's regular lineup is on Lydia, Biblical figure, who was a seller of purple clothShe was very hospitable Christian woman, entrepernurial, creative, quite prosperous, and a visionary. She sold her wares  to the rulers of her time, the clergy and the wealthy.
The color purple, in ancient times, was and still is a difficult process to produce.  Having that skill allowed Lydia to provide not only for herself sn d her household, but the community around her.  That is why the renaming of the class as such is appropiate.
The talented quilting class participants are still creating incredible pieces. Bring your imagination and join in the fun for a series of quilting workshops led by visual poet artist Jacquelyn Hughes Mooney. These workshops will provide participants with opportunities to incorporate their own compelling personal stories as they produce vibrant, jazzy, contemporary, quilted textile collages. Finished quilts will be formally exhibited at the Ashé Cultural Arts Center opening March 3-April April 24,2015 entitled "Standing in the Shadows (no more)". 
 It will also have a second component at the  Galerie  1501 on Canal Street located in the historic Texaco building.  That exhibition entitled "Lydia's 1st Purple Moon: A Seasoned HeART is located at 1501 Canal Street from March 10-May 10,2015...

 Karel Sloane Boekbinder,artist


  No sewing experience necessary.Every couple of months there will be a specific theme.  For February & March, it will be: "And the Lioness Spoke".  March is Women's History Month & April is National Quilts and National Poetry Month.
 Be sure to bring a pair of fabric scissors, and if you desire, fabrics you can share at this communal event. For more information, call (504) 569-9070


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