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Quilts and the Underground Railroad Presentation by Phyllis Bailey Feb 27, 2-3pm Facebook Live Event!

To be Presented Virtually by Hiddenite Arts & Heritage Center.

In conjunction with Black History Month programming, the Hiddenite Arts & Heritage Center will host “Quilts and the Underground Railroad by Phyllis Bailey of Iredell County.   Presented virtually from the Lucas Mansion Gallery (316 Hiddenite Church Road in Alexander County) on Saturday, February 27, 2021 from 2:00pm – 3:00 pm, the event is free to enjoy.

The Hiddenite Arts & Heritage Center is pleased to offer Bailey’s program on “Quilts and the Underground Railroad” virtually via Facebook live.  Bailey is passionately interested in quilting, quilt collecting, and the use of quilts in the operation of the Underground Railroad.  Many popular quilt patterns are unknowingly tied to the success and safety of those running to freedom during the slavery era.  Viewers will have the opportunity to submit questions online for Bailey to answer or elaborate further information. 

Phyllis Bailey an educator with Mitchell College, has worked on numerous projects such as African-American Veterans Project, genealogy and family research for Alexander and Iredell Counties, and regional quilt research and collection.  Currently, she continues to work on an extensive history of African American Schools in Iredell County. She enjoys sharing her experiences from a 2018 African safari with the public in her slideshow and gallery talk.  

 To learn more about the Hiddenite Arts & Heritage Center call (828) 632-6966, email or visit www.hiddenitearts.orgThis project was supported by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.   Hiddenite Arts & Heritage Center events, exhibits, and programs are made possible in part through the generous funding of the R. Y. and Eileen L. Sharpe Family Foundation, The Winston Salem Foundation, Alexander County government, the Town of Taylorsville, Unifour Foundation,  and the Friends of the Center membership program. The Hiddenite Arts & Heritage Center’s Lucas Mansion and Educational Complex are wheelchair accessible. 

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