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Fundraiser Raffle Winner Receives Heritage Quilters Giving Circle Quilt

We are incredibly grateful and humbled that 20/20 Sisters of Vision commissions the Heritage Quilters to design a quilt for their scholarship fundraiser. Read more below for details about the scholarship and this year’s winner.

Denise Rowson, 20/20 Sisters of Vision Co-President, congratulates Chris Gellilngs (right), winner of the 2021 Cynthia D. Brown Scholarship Fundraiser raffle. Ms. Gellings won the raffle prize, a quilt made by the Heritage Quilters Giving Circle of Warren and Vance County, North Carolina.

Proceeds from the raffle will fund the 2021 $500 scholarships awarded to a high school graduate accepted in a post-secondary program and a currently enrolled college or technical program student. The raffle was held on June 19, 2021.

Thank you to everyone who donated to this fundraiser.

Source: 2020sov.org

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Heritage Quilters Featured in Hometown Strong and Hello NC Profile

“Warrenton, NC is the seat of Warren County and at the 2010 census had a population of 862. The Hometown Strong and Hello NC team visited a few weeks ago to learn more about this town, its quilters, and the patchwork of rich history that defines its community.

We were traveling to speak with the Heritage Quilters, and to learn about their craft. In 2015, a folklife project grant was awarded to Warrenton Library to fund “Stitching Life Stories,” a quilting and life-narrative community project run by the Heritage Quilters of Warren County.” – Karl Galloway, Hometown Strong/Hello NC

READ MORE: https://medium.com/hellonc/whats-going-on-in-warrenton-cc4d8b6c035e

Heritage Quilters Featured in Hello NC and Hometown Strong

Hometown Strong and Hello NC visited the Heritage Quilters during our 20th anniversary kickoff quilt show.

READ: Quilts and Community in Warrenton, North Carolina

Official Statement For These Times

We, the Heritage Quilters, are a community of women and men from Warren and Vance County, North Carolina. In addition to quilting, we are teachers, community leaders and organizers, medical staff, poets, healers, pastors, artists, organizers, engineers, mental health care workers, and writers. We are mothers, fathers, grandparents, aunts, and uncles.

In these times of uncertainty and crises, we need to look inward and reflect on our values and contributions to humanity, and particularly valuing the lives of Black and Brown people.

The arts are especially important as a form of creative expression and healing. For a thriving and healthy community, the Heritage Quilters encourage voting, completing the census, addressing food insecurity, and promoting dialogue.

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VIDEO: Faith Ringgold: Quilting As An Art Form

We decided to kick-off National Quilting Month with one of our favorite quilters, FAITH RINGGOLD

Faith Ringgold (October 8, 1930 – New York City) is a painter, writer, activist, mixed media sculptor and performance artist, best known for her narrative quilts. Ringgold’s artistic practice is extremely broad and diverse, and includes media from painting to quilts, from sculptures and performance art to children’s books. As an educator, she taught in the New York City Public school system and at the college level. In 1973, she quit teaching public school to devote herself to creating art full-time.

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Happy National Quilting Month from the Heritage Quilters!

National Quilting Month Heritage Quilters blog

Hello March and Happy National Quilting Month!

We’re so excited!

We’ll be featuring some of our favorite quilters, quilts, quilt blocks, and all things quilting for the entire month of March!

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Heritage Quilters Gift Sally Peterson, NC Folklife Program Director with Quilted Artwork for Retirement

Join us in congratulating Sally Peterson (left), Folklife Program Director with the NC Arts Council on her recent retirement.

Pictured (l-r) ZOE VAN BUREN, NC Folklife Program Director with Heritage Quilters President BELINDA MACK ALSTON | Credit: Crystal Myrick, Absolutely Crystal

We are truly honored to gift this quilted artwork designed by Heritage Quilters president, Belinda Mack Alston for Sally’s dedication, brilliance, and unwavering love for the traditional arts.

Quilt: Belinda Mack Alston (Heritage Quilters)
Pottery: Julie Hinson (@PiedmontClayworks)

And to note, the pottery on the left and right of Belinda’s work was crafted by Julie Hinson (@piedmontclayworks), Sally’s daughter and refers to this display as her “mantelpiece of women’s work.”

CONGRATULATIONS SALLY!

May this next chapter of life bring you endless time to do the things you love!

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Happy New Year from the Heritage Quilters

Wishing you + yours a Happy Holidays and Happy New Year! 🎉

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THIS SATURDAY: Join the Heritage Quilters at the African American Cultural Festival

Exciting news!

Join the Heritage Quilters THIS Saturday (8/31) at the African American Cultural Festival in Raleigh, NC.

We will hit the stage in the Village Tent at 1:30pm.

For more details, visit the event website here.

HQ Margaret Featured in ‘Family Pictures USA’

HQ Margaret shares her triumphant story behind her quilt for the PBS mini-series, Family Pictures USA.

To read Margaret’s stories and others, check out “Stitching Life Stories.”