When the Cotton is High: Social Justice and Textiles with Chawne Kimber

Join the Denver Metro MQG on Wednesday, September 9 at 7 p.m. MST for a lecture by Chawne Kimber on the connections between quilting and social justice.

This event is free for Denver Metro MQG members!  You do not need to register.  Steph will send an email the day before with the link to join the Zoom meeting.

Non-members click here to purchase tickets for $10.  All proceeds from the event will go to Third Street Alliance (Easton, PA) and The Gathering Place (Denver, CO).

For centuries women have used their utilitarian and decorative textile work to express their politics and opinions on issues of the day. We’ll take a look at some historical examples and then romp through my own work. My quilts use the lens of identity and difference to confront social conflicts like campus rape culture, Black Lives Matter, and censorship.

About the presenter:
Chawne Kimber is an award winning textile artist who exhibits quilts and embroidery in museums, galleries, and festivals all over the United States.

Through cultivation of cotton in rural Alabama, some of her ancestors (unwillingly) participated in building the United States. Inspired by quilts made by these ancestors in the late 1800s, Chawne interprets traditional patchwork forms in an improvisational style and indulges in political confrontations in quilt form.

When not manipulating cotton, Chawne is a professor of mathematics at a small liberal arts college in the Northeast.


Members: If you do not receive the email from Steph, you can email her at president@denvermetromqg.org to verify your email address and request the link.