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Artful Stitches: A Mosaic
of Black Fiber Artists

Colorful African fabrics neatly folded on a table for an African textiles workshop.

Thursday, February 8, 2024

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Price: Free

Westfield Memorial Library

550 East Broad St
Westfield, NJ 07090
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Organizer:
Westfield Memorial Library

Event Description

Join local fiber artist and writer, Lisa Shepard Stewart for a trunk show of her own quilts, wall hangings and accessories created with ankara prints, Ghanaian batiks and more.

Lisa will also offer an illuminating look at the mosaic of quilt styles by African American artists, moving far beyond the celebrated Gees Bend quilting style that has become synonymous with the "African American quilting" genre.

Prepare to enjoy a colorful evening full of information and inspiration!

This special event is in collaboration with the Martin Luther King, Jr. Association of Westfield.

Additional Information

After successfully running her business online for 17 years, Lisa opened Cultured Expressions Sewing Studio’s first location in downtown Rahway, NJ in December 2017. 

Here, she offers a curated selection of fabrics and embellishments, plus events and lots of creative inspiration, whether in person, online, or virtually.

In addition, she promotes the creative use of African textiles for sewing, quilting, home decor and crafts.

NJ Proudly Celebrates
Black History Month

Black History Month is an annual observance in February that celebrates the achievements and contributions of African Americans to American history, culture, and society. Established in 1926 by historian Carter G. Woodson; Black History Month reflects on the struggles, highlights the triumphs, and provides inspiration to future generations.

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