“Rag Quilting of the Rice, Indigo and Cotton Plantations”
September 21, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pmFree
Try your hand at the Gullah Geechee rag quilting tradition at the Colleton Museum & Farmers Market in the hands-on program, “Rag Quilting of the Rice, Indigo and Cotton Plantations” with artist Sharon Cooper-Murray. Ms. Cooper-Murray is dedicated to preserving this disappearing art form and her craft reflects lessons learned from older Gullah Geechee women on Wadamalaw and Johns Islands. They were the keepers of a tradition that began on the islands during the antebellum period when feed and grain sacks were combined with rag strips to make these unique quilts.
You can work on a community rag quilt or start your own project. The instructor provides all materials, and each participant should bring their own scissors. Reservations are required. Call 843.549.2303.