Sisters of the Cloth: This is Our Story
“Sisters of the Cloth: This is Our Story,” an exhibit exploring the lives of African American quilters will be featured at the Mathers Museum of World Cultures this spring. The exhibit will be presented in conjunction with the Indiana Heritage Quilt Show. The exhibit will present works that are individual reflections on what each member feels portrays her life. “Each one of us has taken different paths to become what we are today,” notes Margarita Jean-Baptiste, president of the guild. “Members will have the opportunity to represent themselves, and the audience that see our pieces will see the many stories of modern African American women.” The Sisters of the Cloth Quilting Guild was founded in 1999 and is located in Fort Wayne, IN. The guild’s motto, “Each One Teach One” is indicative of its twofold purpose: teaching the craft of quilting to all who are interested, and preserving the art of quilting for future generations. In 2012 the guild was invited to participate in the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, an annual event celebrating cultural traditions. “Sisters of the Cloth: This is Our Story” will be on display January 30 through May 6, 2018.