Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts and Humanities hosting Symposium on Quilts in Alabama
The public is invited to Every Stitch a Story: A Symposium on Quilts in Alabama on Friday, Oct. 21, at the Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts & Humanities at Pebble Hill in Auburn.
The symposium will gather scholars and quilters together to discuss the stories that quilts embody. Speakers include Gail Andrews, Ryan Blocker, Zanice Bond, Beth Hunter, Carole King, Sylvia Stephens, Susan Walker, Wini McQueen and Yvonne Wells.
The Yarbrough Crazy Quilt, completed by Mary Strudwick Yarbrough at Pebble Hill, will be on display courtesy of the Alabama Department of Archives and History. The crazy quilt was completed at Pebble Hill in 1959. Mary Strudwick Yarbrough died in Mobile, Alabama, in 1967.
Family members are memorialized in the quilt by embroidered initials and dates in this unique quilt. A notebook accompanies the quilt, documenting each square with its position and history.
The registration fee for the symposium is $10 and includes lunch. For more information, or to register, visit this link.
The Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts & Humanities at Pebble Hill is located at 101 S. Debardeleben St., Auburn. For more information on this or other programs, call 334-844-4903 or visit www.auburn.edu/cah.
Submitted by: Maiben Beard