FAIRFIELD — Quilt historian Patricia Turner will visit the Fairfield Civic Center Library, 1150 Kentucky St., 1:30 p.m. Feb. 24.
Her talk will trace the evolution of African American quilt styles from the mid-19th century to today.
“Pat Turner is an illuminating speaker and this is a subject that is wide and deep,” said Ann Miller, the library’s community relations coordinator in a press release. ”We are excited to host an author that touches up on so many interests that are important to our community be it quilting, history, folklore or African American culture.”
Turner has penned four books and numerous articles. She is currently the vice provost of undergraduate education at the University of California, Los Angeles, after serving 13 years in that position at the University of California, Davis. Her most recent book is “Crafted Lives: Stories and Studies of African American Quilters.”
Admission is free. For information, visit www.solanolibrary.com.
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