Thursday, January 27, 2011

Alabama Arts Radio Podcast, Quilter Bettye Kimbrell

Anne Kimzey, folklorist with the Alabama State Council on the Arts, interviews Jefferson County quilter Bettye Kimbrell about her work with 4-H Club students and their quilt exhibit at Birmingham Botanical Gardens. Kimbrell is a 2008 recipient of a National Heritage Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts.  

Inspired by Diane Bentley's interest in quilting the Alabama State Council on the Arts has organized an exhibition of quilts titled Alabama Quilts: Stitched for Warmth and Beauty.  The exhibition is on display until March 18th, 2011 at the Alabama Artists Gallery, 201 Monroe Street in Montgomery.  There are works by 28 quilters, including the Cathedral Window quilt panel made by Dianne Bentley while traveling with her husband during his campaign.

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