SOLD OUT: When the Cotton is High: Textiles and Social Justice with Chawne Kimber

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All proceeds from this event will be donated to the Social Justice Sewing Academy, locally Black Lives Matter of Greater Burlington, and in Chawne’s area Third Street Alliance.
Join the Vermont Modern Quilt Guild on Sunday, June 14, 2020 for a lecture by Chawne Kimber on the connections between quilting and social justice.


About this Event


The Vermont Modern Quilt Guild is excited to host Chawne Kimber for her virtual presentation of:

When the Cotton is High: Textiles in Social Justice.

For centuries women have used their utilitarian and decorative textile work to express their politics and opinions on issues of the day. We’ll take a look at some historical examples and then romp through my own work. My quilts use the lens of identity and difference to confront social conflicts like campus rape culture, Black Lives Matter, and censorship.

About the presenter:

Chawne Kimber is an award-winning textile artist who exhibits quilts and embroidery in museums, galleries, and festivals all over the United States.

Through cultivation of cotton in rural Alabama, some of her ancestors (unwillingly) participated in building the United States. Inspired by quilts made by these ancestors in the late 1800s, Chawne interprets traditional patchwork forms in an improvisational style and indulges in political confrontations in quilt form.

When not manipulating cotton, Chawne is a professor of mathematics at a small liberal arts college in the Northeast.

This presentation is free to members of the Vermont Modern Quilt Guild.

Guest/Non-Member fee is $10.

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