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24 Jun 2023

Summer Quilting Series: Hand Piecing Workshop with Laura R. Gadson

Join us this summer for an exciting collaboration with Harlem Needle Arts, The Africa Center, and the American Folk Art Museum! Create your very own small contemporary fiber artwork in this hands-on workshop with artist Laura R. Gadson. Participants will engage in foundation fabric piecing and appliqué stitching.

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: Laura R. Gadson, Big City Rose, 2023.

About Laura R. Gadson: 

Laura R. Gadson is a quilt, fiber and mixed media artist who explores and often blends the worlds of quilting, felting, painting, collage and more as a result of her love affair with textiles and paper and a variety of materials.

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