Quilter Pat Batiste-Brown to lead youth quilting workshop at Rosa Parks Museum

Posted: Thursday, 03 March 2011

MONTGOMERY—Renowned quilter Pat Batiste-Brown will lead a free quilting workshop for youth at Troy University’s Rosa Parks Museum on Saturday, March 12.

Batiste-Brown will help the youth create their own unique quilting squares that will be displayed at the Museum and will eventually be assembled into a quilt.

The workshop will be held from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Admission is free, but space is limited. Call 334-241-8701 to reserve a space.

An exhibit of quilts by Batiste-Brown is currently on display at the Rosa Parks Museum through May 27.

Although a native of Montgomery, Batiste-Brown worked as an administrator and educator in the Seattle (Wash.) School District before retiring in 1999. She got her start in quilting with the Pacific Northwest African American Quilters group, and her work has been featured in exhibits at the Tacoma Art Museum and the Northwest African American Museum in Seattle.

Batiste-Brown will lead additional quilt workshops at the Goode Street Community Center on March 22 at 10 a.m. and on March 23 at 3:30 p.m.