BROWNSVILLE, Tenn. – Teri Klassen, the author of “Tennessee Delta Quiltmaking,” will conduct a book signing and help celebrate an exhibition opening 2 p.m. June 10 at the West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center.
A collection of local and regional quilts will be on exhibit through July 10. The exhibit will be open to the public and admission is free. Klassen’s books will be for sale.
In her book, Klassen discusses the significant role quilts played prior to the 1960s when quilts were a necessity. She uncovers the ways in which designs and labor were shared and the ways in which quilt making was part of the small-farm culture that was common to blacks and whites.
The exhibit will feature several of the quilts discussed in the book as well as a few modern examples. Klassen, a folklorist and postdoctoral research associate at the Mathers Museum of World Cultures, Indiana University, interviewed 38 consultants in the Haywood and Lauderdale County area beginning in 2007 to document the quilts and learn about the social and economic makeup of the Delta region.
For more information about the event, call the West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center at 731-779-9000 or email email@example.com. The West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center is located at 121 Sunny Hill Cove in Brownsville, Tennessee.
About the West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center
The West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center in Brownsville offers a refreshing Southern experience showcasing the history and culture of rural West Tennessee. Inside visitors can learn about the history of cotton, explore the scenic and “wild” Hatchie River and get to know the legendary musicians who call West Tennessee home. Also located on the grounds is the Tina Turner Museum at Flagg Grove School, the childhood school of Tina Turner, and the last home of Blues pioneer Sleepy John Estes. The Delta Heritage Center is also a featured stop along the Americana Music Triangle connecting Nashville, Memphis and New Orleans. To learn more about the Center, visit www.westtnheritage.com or call 731-779-9000.
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