Made to Last: The Legacy of the Jubilee Quilt Circle
On view through September 10, 2022
Houston Center for Contemporary Craft (HCCC)
HCCC is pleased to present “Made to Last: The Legacy of the Jubilee Quilt Circle,”its held in conjunction with the 35th anniversary of The Community Artists’ Collective (The Collective). Featuring a selection of quilts made by current participants and founding members, the exhibition celebrates the history of The Collective’s Jubilee Quilt Circle and honors the quilting traditions and narratives of the African American community.
Serving as an educational and cultural link among African American artists and all communities, the Community Artists’ Collective has always made quilting and sewing an important part of their programming. In 2007, they officially named The Jubilee Quilt Circle a regular program, open to anyone interested in learning or sharing their quilting, knitting, crocheting, and/or embroidery projects. In addition to hosting weekly meetings, the Circle promotes the legacy of African American quilting (a longstanding tradition, with roots in Africa) through workshops, art fairs, and community outreach.
[Image: Leslie Abrams, “Welcome (Citizenship Quilt).” 94 x 77.5 inches. Photo courtesy Houston Center for Contemporary Craft]