The African American Sampler Quilt Group (AASQG) and the National African American Quilt Guild (NAAQG) is comprised of quilters from across the United States as far North as Rhode Island, South as Texas, West as California and East as Pennsylvania. The quilters skill levels range from beginners to professional. Quilters are self-taught, learned from family traditions and have learned in classroom settings. The organizations contain mothers, artists, doctors, lawyers, teachers, students and many other occupations. The internet has been a mechanism to bring all of the quilters together.
Terry Koger is a native of Trenton, New Jersey and a graduated of Morgan State University majoring in Music Education. As an alto saxophonist, jazz instructor and musician his musical journey has led him to publish several works in the Black Music Research Journal. He has recently completed a jazz CD project. The collaboration of AASQG, NAAQG and Terry has allowed them to explore jazz music through the art of quilts and wearables.
Commented exhibition tour: everyday at 11 AM (EN)