Reflecting, Sharing, Learning

A talk by Mary Walker from the Southeastern Quilt and Textile Museum on January 24, 2015 at the Athens-Clarke County Library in Athens, Georgia. Ms Walker recounts the history and current status of the museum, and talks about some antique quilts she brought with her. Afterwards, some quilts brought in by the public are evaluated by members of the Cotton Patch Quilters guild.

Quilts are passed down from generation to generation like the treasured keepsakes they are. In the stitching we can see the handiwork of our ancestors, and imagine them sitting by a window working on piecing together something to keep their children and grandchildren warm for a century or more.

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We begin another new Oral History series with an interview with Bill Paul, Georgia artist, arts educator, and former Director of the Georgia Museum of Art about his long and varied (and sometimes controversial) career. The interview was conducted in Paul’s barn in November 2014 by Lee Shearer, reporter from the Athens Banner-Herald, and recorded by Reflecting, Sharing, Learning in connection with the exhibition "Seldom Seen: American Art Pottery from the Collection of Bill and Dorothy Paul." This exhibit features a sampling of the Pauls' renowned collection of American art pottery from all over the United States.

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