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15 Jul 2023

Summer Quilting Series: Whimsical Portrait Quilt Block with Sylvia Hernandez

Join us this summer for an exciting collaboration with Harlem Needle Arts, The Africa Center, and the American Folk Art Museum! Create whimsical quilt portraits of yourself or someone you care about with artist Sylvia Hernandez. Participants will be given colorful fabrics and buttons to work with.

This workshop will take place at The Africa Center in Harlem (1280 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY ). Participation in this series is FREE but space is limited and registration is required. Please contact Claudia Maturell at for more information and to register. All materials will be provided.

Image: Sylvia Hernandez, Whimsical Faces, 2023.

About Sylvia Hernandez: 

Sylvia Hernández is a celebrated and self-taught master quilter. She creates timeless, handcrafted works that address community and human rights issues. 

About Harlem Needle Arts:

Harlem Needle Arts (HNA) is an arts and cultural organization at the forefront of revolutionizing, preserving, and expanding the narrative of fiber, textile, design, and needle arts in the African Diaspora through exhibitions, education, technical support, economic development, and other tools. HNA’s artistic vision of needle arts enhances identity, promotes dexterity, and strengthens individual pride in one’s ability to create through fiber/textile art forms, while fusing history and art therapy.

About The Africa Center:

The Africa Center is transforming the world’s understanding of Africa, its Diaspora, and the role of people of African descent in the world. Serving as the hub for the exchange of ideas related to the continent, and in the spirit of collaboration with individuals and institutions who share our values, The Africa Center inspires enthusiasm, advances thought, and empowers action around Africa’s global impact on our collective futures. 

2:00 pm–4:00 pm

Free with registration