A Brief History of Word Quilts
Tuesday, January 29, 2019 - 5:30pm to Tuesday, January 29, 2019 - 6:30pm
A Brief History of Word Quilts

Lincoln Recital Hall
1620 SW Park Ave.
Ground floor, room 75 

Reception to follow in the Broadway Gallery, Lincoln Hall

Throughout the history of quilting, women have used needle and thread to express their opinions on political and social issues. Quilt artist Sam Hunter discusses the history of word quilts in conjunction with the exhibition "Outspoken: Modern Quilts" in the Broadway Gallery. Free. 

About the speaker

Sam Hunter is a fiber artist and quilt pattern designer. Born in England, Sam split her formative years between Europe and the United States before settling in the USA permanently in 1981. Sam started sewing when she was seven years old and hasn't really stopped since, and began her quilting career almost 30 years ago. Sam holds a BA in Sculpture and an MFA in Fiber Arts, and blends this classic training with a sense of play in all that she does. She is a self-professed "word-nerd" and loves using words in her art. Sam has exhibited her artwork throughout the United States, and has received numerous grants and awards, including a Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Fellowship. She is the author of "Quilt Talk: A Paper-Pieced Alphabet."

Parking & accessibility

Parking is available for $5 in Parking Structure 2 at SW Broadway and Mill St., one block south of Lincoln Hall. Metered street parking is also available.  View parking map

Lincoln Recital Hall and the Broadway Gallery are ADA accessible through the entrance on SW Broadway. View accessibility map. 


Quilt with text "She just ignored the people who said it couldn't be done"



"She Just Ignored"

Sam Hunter

51” x 70”