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Quilts, pictures, dolls displayed on NE

Self-taught quilter, painter and dollmaker Sybil Reddick will display her work in Our Grandmother’s Hands: The Folk Art of African-American Artists 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Feb. 23 in the Heritage Room on NE.

Reddick will discuss her works and take questions from participants at 12:30 p.m.

She began making quilts in the mid-1970s for her children, she said. Her mother and grandmother were quilters and served as her inspiration.

Two of her quilts were displayed in the Civil Rights Museum in Birmingham, Ala., last year for Black History Month.

In addition to quilting, Reddick is a self-taught painter and considers herself a folk artist. In the early 1990s, she began constructing dolls and their clothing, which started as a way to escape her dull surroundings in the Mississippi Delta, she said. Isolated from family and friends, dollmaking allowed her to start meeting new people, she said.

Of all her activities, quilting is her favorite, and she looks forward to speaking at TCC, she said.

Mario Montalvo


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