“The threads that Bind” is an exhibit made up of extraordinary quilts from local quilters. These quilts represent a cross section of the diverse types of quilts made in the Chattanooga area. They are all from local quilters. This group of ten quilts includes traditional pieced quilts, a crazy quilt, a Gee’s Bend interpretation, a self portrait piece, African-American story/symbolism pieces, raw edge applique and modern pieces. These quilts were made for different purposes – coverings, wall hangings and for family members as personal mementos.
Quilters featured in this exhibit are:
On display through December 5, 2014 in the Vilma Fields Atrium. This exhibition was developed by the Bessie Smith Cultural Center and is curated by Karen Downer, quilt historian and educator.
Pictured: My Grandparent’s Wedding by Zaneta Attle