Winand to talk quilting Saturday

The meaning of quilting in African American women’s culture will be discussed during a presentation at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 26, at the Vachel Lindsay Home State Historic Site, 603 S. Fifth St., Springfield. The event is free and open to the public.

“Quilting as Art and Narrative” will be presented by Dr. Angela Winand, assistant professor of African American Studies at the University of Illinois at Springfield. Winand will use photographs of quilts to illustrate her presentation. Light refreshments will follow the program.

At the University of Illinois at Springfield, Winand teaches courses on black women in film history, African American women’s biography and autobiography, the Harlem Renaissance, the Civil Rights Movement, and on African Americans and Afro-Creoles in New Orleans history and culture.

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