Tutwiler Quilters will have quilts in Oxford Fiber Arts Show

Published 11:49 am Thursday, January 26, 2017

The Tutwiler Community Education Center quilters will have hundreds of hand quilted items for sale Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days,  at the 7th Annual Fiber Arts Show and Sale in Oxford at The Powerhouse, 413 S. 14th Street.

Quilted items for sale include bed quilts in twin, full, queen and king sizes, placemats in singles as well as sets, table runners, hot pads, bags and, new this year, hot mitts, cell phone and table holders and lanyards.

The Tutwiler Quilters are a group of African-American women associated with the TCEC in Tutwiler for 28 years.

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They machine piece and then hand quilt items in their homes. The products are sold at the Tutwiler Center year round and at art shows throughout the year. Hot pads and bags are for sale at the Delta Blues Museum and at the Shack Up Inn, both businesses are located in Clarksdale. Quilted items are purchased from the quilters as soon as completed then sales are handled by TCEC staff.

This quilting project helps preserve the African-American quilting tradition of the Mississippi Delta and also enables the women to earn money to support themselves and their families.

For additional information about the Tutwiler Quilters or to become a Tutwiler quilter, call 662-345-8393. The Tutwiler Center is located at 301 Hancock in downtown Tutwiler.