African American Artistry In Quilts

February 29, 1pm


African American Artistry In Quilts

A talk by members of the Princeton Sankofa Stitchers Modern Quilt Guild

In conjunction with If These Quilts Could Talk on display at the Trenton City Museum at Ellarslie.


The Trent House program includes displays of additional quilts accompanied by poetry.

Meet members of the quilting guild, see their work, and learn about their inspiration in the African American experience. Mada Coles Galloway, Juandamarie Gikandi, and Gail Mitchell, members of the Princeton Sankofa Stitchers Modern Quilt Guild, will speak about the art and craft of quilting, the history of the Guild and their personal background in quilting, and what inspires their work.

About the presenters: Mada Coles Galloway is a retired educator and is accomplished in various needle crafts, with quilting being her special passion. She favors modern traditional and improvisational quilting styles and uses her own patterns. Juandamarie Gikandi is also an educator and textile artist. She uses a wide range of fabrics into new and original patterns in her quilts to highlight the importance of material culture in the African American community. Gail Mitchell’s specialty is photo transfer and signature quilts, with an extensive collection signed by actors and actresses, politicians, poets and colleagues. A published poet, she is also a public school educator.

Tickets are $8 for Association members and $10 for non-members payable at the door and include light refreshments. Free off-street parking is available.


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