Quilter Teaches Class At Historic Site In Topeka

By: AP Posted by Amanda Lanum
By: AP Posted by Amanda Lanum

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - A nationally known quilter is leading a doll-making workshop at the Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site, 1515 SE Monroe St., Topeka.

Marla Jackson will work with a dozen participants Saturday. The artist-in-residence's great-grandmother was a slave and Jackson spent time with her as a child.

The Brown site says Jackson's artistic direction was influenced by her family's stories. And the goal of her quilts is to depict scenes and themes that capture the African-American experience.

Participants in the workshop must bring their own sewing machines, but all fabric, filling, accessories, and patterns will be provided.

631 SW Commerce Pl. Topeka, Kansas 66615 phone: 785-272-6397 fax: 785-272-1363 email: feedback@wibw.com
Copyright © 2002-2016 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 165974786 - wibw.com/a?a=165974786
Gray Television, Inc.