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Storytelling Through Quilts | In-Person (Closed)

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Course Description:

A story quilt is a fabric art piece in which every stitch reflects a telling–of events, of secrets, of love, triumph, loss, of lives lived. While much of our exploration will focus on the works of such African American artists as Faith Ringgold, whose quilts sit at the intersection of art, feminism and the Civil Rights movement, and the Gees Bend quilters, we'll also explore international fabric artists such as the Roma people of Eastern Europe, and quilting traditions among Muslim, Japanese and Native American cultures as well as important male artists like Kaffe Fassett. Our emphasis will be on the art rather than the raft, of story quilting. However, many OLLI folks are quilters and we welcome you to share your works during part of our second session.


Tuition: $30.00

Additional Fees: $0.00

Registration Closed


Tuesdays, Nov. 1, 8 *10:00am – noon* (2 sessions)


Course will be presented live at CSUMB Ryan Ranch (8 Upper Ragsdale Road, Monterey) and will NOT be recorded or available for viewing later. To keep everyone safe, seats are limited.


Lila Thorsen, Ph.D., retired from teaching in, and chairing, the Visual and Public Art Department at CSUMB. Her scholarly focus is Museum Studies.