The exhibit "Southern Stitches: African-American Quilts from the Collection of Larry Hackley" opens October 21 at Morehead State University in Morehead, KY. The show runs until February 26, 2011 and features 16 bold and colorful quilts made by six African-American quilters from Mississippi and Alabama. Hackley is a folk art collector. The opening Thursday, Oct. 21, 5-7 p.m. will also feature a reading by poet Honorée Jeffers at 7 p.m. One of her collections is titled "The Gospel of Barbecue." Enjoy!
From Kyra Hick's Black Threads blog. I want to see both the quilt collection and Honoree Jeffers. She's a scholar and poet who is doing an ongoing study of Phyllis Wheatley's work. Morehead is just a couple hours away from Huntington.