Sisters in Stitches Joined By The Cloth Archived Events

Venture Smith Day September 7, 2019

The 23rd annual Venture Smith Day Festivities will be held on Saturday, Sept. 7, from 1 to 4 p.m. in the First Church Cemetery, 499 Town Street (RT. 151), East Haddam, Conn., where Venture Smith (1729-1805) is buried.  The ladies of “Sisters In Stitches Joined by the Cloth” of eastern Massachusetts will return this year with their magnificent African American quilts. Keynote speakers will be Maisa L. Tisdale, President and CEO of The Mary & Eliza Freeman Center for History and Community located in Bridgeport, Connecticut. She will present “Audacity! Bridgeport CT’s Little Liberia – A Free Black Settlement in This Slave State.” State of Connecticut Representative Bobby Gibson will present “From Kingdom to Kingdom, How Venture Smith’s Life Proves

Why African American History Must Be Taught in Our Schools.” Other speakers

Beth Moore, Museum Curator, Stonington Historical Society; State of Connecticut

Representative Bobby Gibson; Weymouth Eustis, Connecticut Historical Wood Sculptor; and

Dr. Karl P. Stofko, E. Haddam Town Historian/Venture Smith researcher.

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Sankofa Festival of African-American Literature & Culture

FOURTH ANNUAL SANKOFA FESTIVAL OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN LITERATURE &

CULTURE CELEBRATES AUGUST ON MARTHA’S VINEYARD
The Sankofa Festival will open on August 2nd at 10am with a roundtable and demonstration

by the Sisters in Stitches Joined by the Cloth Quilt Guild. After a brief lunch break, the festival

will resume with local historian and educator Bob Hayden, followed by television & film

writer Kathleen McGhee Anderson and local broadcaster & historian Skip Finley.

A roundtable discussion with the day’s guests will end the afternoon, giving way to

an opening reception and celebration featuring the photography of Dena Porter and

quilts by Sisters in Stitches Joined by the Cloth, with live entertainment and refreshments.

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Worcester On The Moon

Featured at the Worcester Pop Up Gallery

Saturday, July 20, 2019 from 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM

3D planetary banners, cutting edge laser technology, automated instruments, and space themed activities, art and food. Learn to launch rockets and create tiny-scale model solar systems to take home in your pocket!  Provided by Technocopia, The Food Hub, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Aldrich Astronomical Society, The EcoTarium, The Wonder Mission, Art Reach, Sisters in Stitches Joined by the Cloth, and several Local Artists.  

 

.Saturday, October 13, 2018, Quilt Exhibition Opening -10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

St. John’s Episcopal Church will host our Quilt Show titled “The Ordinary Saints”.  Come and enjoy the quilters/fabric artists creative arts and culture. Light refreshments.

St. John’s CoffeeHouse Concert – Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 4:45 p.m.

AFRO DIAMONDS Dance Troupe with Reylin Myrthil

Enjoy a rousing performance and educational show with this award-winning Ugandan youth troupe, accompanied by Mount Holyoke College writer, composer and viola player

Reylin Myrthil. The concert begins after the Sisters in Stitches Joined by the Cloth

quilt show in the St. John’s Parish Hall.

          Sunday Service, October 14, 2018 at 10 a.m. “Stories Behind the Quilts”
Join St. John’s Episcopal Congregation and Sisters In Stitches Joined By The Cloth 

“Stories Behind the Quilts”

Saturday, September 8, 2018 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 p.m., Come to the 23rd annual Venture Smith Day Festivities will be held on the cemetery grounds at the First Church of Christ, 499 Town Street (RT. 151), East Haddam, Connecticut where

Venture Smith is buried (1729-1805).

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Saturday, October 6, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, October 7: 1:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m. Join us the 23rd Annual Quilt and Needle Arts Show at the First Church of Christ, Congregational 499 Town Street (Route 151), P 0 Box 445 East Haddam, CT 06423-0444

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  Remember Us: Sewing Our Past and Present Together

This exhibition features quilts by Sisters in Stitches Joined by the Cloth, a quilting guild with members from the greater Boston area, South Shore, Springfield, and Worcester. These artists depict stories of the African American struggle, from slavery to the racial conflicts of the present day. However, their quilts are not only a way to reflect on dark times, they also stitch together memories of joy, perseverance, and celebration. The textiles on view are joined by contextualized Museum objects and creative texts contributed by Mount Holyoke’s student Associationof Pan African Unity (APAU) as well as the artists.Display of Quilts February 28, 2018, through April 15, 2018In the Hinchcliff Reception Hall.-Mount Holyoke College Art Museum from Nov 2018 to April 2018, collaborating with the Mary Lee Bendolph quilt exhibit.

-Mount Holyoke College Dean of Ministry at the Unity Room in the Blanchard Bldg. helping 19 campus organizations to create a quilted banner for the Unity Room SISJBTC also made and donated a quilt for the Unity Room

-Renaissance School in Springfield MA Feb 2018 to April 2018 working with the graduating senior Art Class to create a quilt.

-Community Day April 2018 at Mount Holyoke College Art Museum and the Unity Room

-Closing Reception for SISJBTC quilt exhibit at MHCAM April 2018.

-June 2018 SISJBTC had a table at the Juneteenth Festival in Worcester, MA at Institute Park to promote the guild and encourage new members to join.

Mount Holyoke College Art Museum from Nov 2018 to April 2018, collaborating with the Mary Lee Bendolph quilt exhibit

-Mount Holyoke College Dean of Ministry at the Unity Room in the Blanchard Bldg. helping 19 campus organizations to create a quilted banner for the Unity Room SISJBTC also made and donated a quilt for the Unity Room

-Renaissance School in Springfield MA Feb 2018 to April 2018 working with the graduating senior Art Class to create a quilt.

-Community Day April 2018 at Mount Holyoke College Art Museum and the Unity Room

-Closing Reception for SISJBTC quilt exhibit at MHCAM April 2018.

-April 2018 A much needed RET-June 2018 SISJBTC had a table at the Juneteenth Festival in Worcester, MA at Institute Park to promote the guild and encourage new members to join.

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Join us for a Community Celebration of Spring and Quilts

Enjoy family-friendly art activities, quilt making, and storytelling with

Sisters in Stitches Joined By The Cloth-a Metropolitan-area

quilting guild-music, refreshments, and more!

Curated by Relyn Myrthil ’19

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First Parish Unitarian Universalist of Arlington

We, the Sisters in Stitches Joined By The Cloth, are pleased to announce

that some of our quilts will be on display in an upcoming show,

which starts Sunday, December 3, 2017, through Friday, January 26, 2018, in the church's art gallery.First Parish Unitarian Universalist host a reception on

Sunday, January 14, 2018, from 1:30pm to 4pm. Please join us.

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Guild invited to display their quilts on October 14, 2017

Featuring Well-Seasoned Sisters - Fruits of Our Labor Quilt Disp

 

An one day outside quilt show at the beautiful Cotyledon Vegetable Farm in Leicester, MA

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The 21st annual Venture Smith Day

Festivities will be held in the cemetery at

the First Church of Christ Congregational,

499 Town Street on September 9, 2017 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

as part of the Connecticut Freedom Trail events.

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22nd Annual Quilt and Needle Arts Show:

October 7th & 8th, 2017

The First Church of Christ, Congregational

499 Town Street (Route 151), P 0 Box 445

East Haddam, CT 06423-0445

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17th International Conference on Penal Abolition (ICOPA 17)

Sisters in Stitches Joined By The Cloth will be presenting quilts and doing quilt demonstrations on
UMass Dartmouth and Bristol Community College held July 26-July29.
Thursday July 27 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm at the 17th International Conference on Penal Abolition - The Department of Crime and Justice Studies at UMass Dartmouth and Young Abolitionists in Boston present ICOPA 17 - ‘Abolition and its Ghosts: Historic Memory and Ongoing Struggles Against Colonialism and Slavery’. Venues sponsored by the University of Massachusetts,

Dartmouth and Bristol Community College, New Bedford.

 

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Tufts Health Plan

Harris P. Berman Gallery: Quilts in Motion

Our exhibition of color on display May 8 to July 18, 2017. 

Tufts Health Plan Meet and Greet

This meet and greet event on May 24 from 11:30 to 1:30 pm is held for internal employees to meet us. It is chance to meet the Sisters in Stitches Joined by the Cloth to discuss our fiber art.

Quilters/Fiber Artist Open Reception

The Open Reception takes place June 24 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm for Family and Friends. Quilters and Fiber Artist will be in attendance to discuss their works of art.

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in Conjunction with other Artists joins the

WOMEN, ART AND FIBERS:

CONTEMPORARY RESPONSES TO ABOLITION

AND THE JOURNEY NORTH

CLOSING RECEPTION: Sunday, April 2, 2017

2 pm – 4 pm

There will be a special viewing of

"Dearly Beloved We Are Our Own Record Keepers"

 

Quilt will be on display.

March 8 – April 4, 2017

Gallery Hours:

Monday through Thursday 10 am – 4 pm

Fridays 10 am – noon

CVPA Campus Gallery College of Visual and Performing Arts

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

285 Old Westport Road

North Dartmouth, MA 02747

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Mount Holyoke College

Association of Pan-African Unity

At The Betty Shabaaz Cultural Center

2 Dunlap Place

South Hadley, MA

Reception Wednesday February 2 at

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7:00pm Blanchard Art Gallery

unday February 12, 2017 from 2:00pm to 4:30pm

SISJBTC T runk Show and Demonstration

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Sunday, October 14, 15, 16, 2016:

Sisters In Stitches Joined By The Cloth Quilting Guild (SISJBTC)

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Friday, October 14 Quilt Exhibition

Opening Reception 6pm-8pm, Light Refreshments 
Join CCB for an opening reception and

special viewing of SISJBTC quilts (over thirty quilts on display)

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Saturday, October 15, Quilt Exhibition – 10am-6pm
"Expressions of Quilt Inspiration" Event 
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SISJBTC will be featuring the quilt

Created by Dr. Viviane Saleh-Hanna, Dr. Julia Jordan-Zachery and Priscilla Carrion, fabric artist,

whose goal is to memorialize and honor those who have been murdered through
“Dearly Beloved, We Are Our Own Record Keepers”.
state sanctioned violence. The Portraits were painted by local Boston artists, which were coordinated by Dara Bayer.

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Sunday, October 16, 11am Service
"Stories Behind the Quilt –

African American History is American History

Join us for Lunch after the program.

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21st Annual Quilt and Needle Arts Show

October 8 and 9, 2016

It will be the 21st Annual Quilt and Needle Arts show!

The tradition continues on Columbus Day weekend,

Sisters in Stitches will participate as a part of East Haddam’s beautiful event.

Bring your appetite for homemade soup and desserts!

 Show Hours:

Saturday 10-8-16 from 10 AM to 5 PM

Sunday 10-9-16 from 1:00 PM to 5 PM

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The St. John's Episcopal Church presents an exhibition

featuring SISJBTC Quilt Guild

September 17 and September 18, 2016 from 10:00 to 4:00pm

Featuring "Tea for the Soul” from 1:00 to 4:00pm

 

“Expressions of Quilt Inspiration”

During Sunday worship service from 10:00 to 11:00am

Reverend Diane Wong at 74 Pleasant St. in Arlington, MA

 

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Several quilts made by the Sisters in Stitches Joined by Cloth will be on display at the 20th annual Venture Smith Day festivities will be held in the cemetery at the First Church of Christ, 499 Town Street (Route 151), East Haddam on Saturday, September 10, 2016 from 1-4PM as part of the Connecticut Freedom Trail event. Guest speakers and our quilt sister Susi Ryan and family,  who is Venture Smith descendant will be available to speak with attendees during light refreshments at the events conclusion.

 

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Confronting Slavery Conference - Venture Smith to the Present

Keynote Speakers, Panel Discussion, and Exhibits

April 7, 2016, and April 8, 2016

Rosa L. DeLauro - United States Congresswoman, CT-3rd

Dr. Rex Ellis - Associate Director for Curatorial Affairs, National Museum

of African American History & Culture the Smithsonian Institution

Dr. K. Opoku-Agyemang - University of Cape Coast, Ghana

SISJBTC Guild Quilt Exhibit

Hosted by the Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection

79 Elm Street Hartford, Connecticut

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Boston City Hall Galleries

Sisters In Stitches Joined By The Cloth

Location: 5th Floor Balconies

Dates: January - March 25, 2016

Hosted by John Crowley

Curator/Exhibitions Coordinator at Boston City Hall

ArtsGreater Boston Area, and Crafts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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