Black Belt Treasures Cultural Arts Center (BBTCAC)
September 13: Annual Patchwork Festival Center of Quilt Filled Weekend
Camden, Alabama– Black Belt Treasures Cultural Arts Center (BBTCAC) will host its annual Patchwork Festival on Saturday, September 13th, from 10am to 3pm, in conjunction with Wilcox ArtWorks’ 2nd Annual Patchwork Quilt Walk, and more (additional events to be announced soon).
Throughout the day, demonstrations will be given by Black Belt area quilters, fiber artists, potters, painters, and other talented artist and craftsmen. BBTCAC artists and volunteers will be hosting one of the most popular features of the day – quilt inspired art activities for youth of all ages.
Activities and demonstrations by artists will begin at 10:00 a.m. and continue until 3:00 p.m. at BBTCAC located at 209 Claiborne Street in historic downtown Camden. Delicious lunches will be available onsite through Wilcox Area Chamber of Commerce. The 2014 Patchwork Festival is made possible by the generous support of Alabama Tombigbee Regional Commission, the Alabama State Council on the Arts, the Black Belt Community Foundation, the Daniel Foundation of Alabama, and contributions from members of the Black Belt Treasures Guild.
Wilcox ArtWorks and BBTCAC are coordinating the 2nd Annual Patchwork Quilt Walk. Historic and Contemporary Quilts will be on display at various churches and businesses around Camden. Tickets are available through any Wilcox ArtWorks member or at BBTCAC. All Tours will begin at BBTCAC. If you are interested in displaying quilts, either historic or modern, please contact Frankie Gaddy at (205) 516-7202 or pick up a Quilt Walk Application at BBTCAC.
Please visit www.wilcoxareachamber.com for more information on these and other events in Wilcox County.
Black Belt Treasures Cultural Arts Center is a non-profit organization with the mission of promoting the many talented artists and craftsmen from the Black Belt region and of representing their products to larger markets via a gallery shop and an e-commerce website. Beginning in 2005 with seventy-five artists, there are now over 400 artists and craftsmen representing nineteen counties in Alabama’s Black Belt region. For information about the Patchwork Festival or other events, please contact Black Belt Treasures at 334.682.9878 or visit our website www.blackbelttreasures.com.