For Families

Free Family Sundays: Make a Paper Quilt

Meet us in the new Joseph Education Center Studio to make your own paper quilt inspired by the exhibition Eyewinkers, Tumbleturds, and Candlebugs: The Art of Elizabeth Talford Scott. This program will be led by teaching artist Karen Nelson.

Free Family Sundays is a drop-in, art-making workshop designed for families with children ages 6 to 9 years old.

About the Artist:

Karen Nelson first learned about quilts at an early age, in a book at her neighborhood library in Brooklyn, New York. And so, her fascination and journey of quilting began. Karen hand pierced fabric scraps from clothing her mother sewed for family members. At so young an age, play, school and family did not allow time to continuously practice this craft. However, during those years, she was constantly investigating and thinking of color combinations, patterns, and textures. It was later in life that she completed her first quilt, shortly before the birth of her first child. Having her own family allowed a limited time for quilting, but, as the children aged, time became available, and she has been quilting ever since. Sometimes, she includes writings about the quilts. Karen is a longtime member of the African American Quilters of Baltimore.

The Details

Location BMA Main Campus Cost Free

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