Do you have a hobby? What if your hobby could turn into your full-time job?

That’s what Joan Gaither did through her documentary quilts. Eldersburg Library Branch is hosting an event where Joan will showcase her work.

Joan created a Frederick Douglas story quilt to showcase the linkage of quilting traditions with local history. She will discuss the techniques used to create these historical pieces of art during the event.

Dr. Gaither, born in Baltimore and a former chair of undergraduate art education at the Maryland Institute College of Art, has previously displayed her pieces in many museums, including the Walters Art Museum and the Reginald F. Lewis Museum in Baltimore.

Quilt replicas and a new in-progress Frederick Douglas story quilt will be on display during her discussion. Be sure to stop by Saturday, June 16, 2018 at 1:00 PM.

As if the three Frederick Douglass birthday quilts weren't enough, here is another new quilt- Icons of the Harlem Renaissance.

Posted by Joan M. E. Gaither, Documentary Story Quilter on Tuesday, February 20, 2018