Pioneer Museum hosts Southest Regional Quilt Study Saturday

Published 3:00 am Thursday, June 4, 2015

The Pioneer Museum of Alabama will host the Southeast Regional Quilt Study led by noted quilter Flavin Glover from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Saturday. Admission is $6 with the option of lunch at the museum for an additional $7.

Kari Barley, museum director, said the focus of the study will be the museum’s permanent quilt collection with the oldest, a feather quilts, dating back to 1775.

Barley said the quilt was brought to Pike County from South Carolina in 1820 by the Passmore family.

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“The story is that the family stood by the road and watched as the Indians from this area were driven westward around 1832,” Barley said. “The study will touch on the history of some of the quilts and will also include Flavin Glover’s quilts and quilts that belong to other quilts in the group.”

Following the study, there will be a show and tell time for those who would like to share and discuss their own quilts.

“This is an opportunity for those who are interested in any aspect of quilts and the art of quilting to participate in a study led by a quilt designer and teacher,” Barley said. “Flavin Glover has a degree in clothing, textiles and related arts from Auburn University. Her trademark is innovative log cabin and geometric patchwork quilts. Her quilts are composed of many fabrics in vibrant colors.”

Glover has created numerous quilts inspired from landscapes and architecture. Her log cabin “Landscapes & Buildings” quilts are featured in her book, “A New Look at Log Cabin Quilts.” Her quilt “Row Houses” was selected one of the 100 Best American Quilt of the 20th Century. “Row Houses” and several of Flavin’s Log Cabin landscape quilts are featured in various television programs, including “Simply Quilts.”

For more information, call the museum at 334-566-3597. For lunch reservations, call Sherry Burkhalter at 334-790-9045.