Quilts That Changed the World: Women, Movements, Healing, and Art

By Emily Mathis

This week the Women’s Center in collaboration with the UMKC Black Studies Program, the African-American Quilt Guild and the Kansas City Public Library will be hosting a Bernardin-Haskell Lecture featuring Dr. Nacny Dawson titled “Quilts That Changed the World: Women, Movements, Healing and Art”. Dr. Dawson is a quilt artist and Professor of African Studies. She will discuss the intersection of quilting, activism, and community building using examples from the work of local textile artist NedRa Bonds. This past year NedRa donated her time to putting together a women’s equity quilt that she will be donating to the UMKC Women’s Center later this month.

This lecture is a great way to learn about how quilts are not only an art but a great way to promote activism and community involvement. Come check it out Monday November 7th at 6 p.m. at the Kansas City Public Library Plaza Branch in the Truman Forum Auditorium.