Learn about the history of Hopi quilting at the Florence Community Library! On Thursday, November 8, at 5:30pm, the Friends of the Florence Community are sponsoring author and quilter Carolyn O’Bagy Davis, who will relate this amazing history and will showcase examples of genuine Hopi artwork!
In the 1880’s, Anglo missionaries introduced quilting to the Hopi people. Today, quilts can be found in virtually every Hopi home. Davis, author of the 2011 OneBookAZ title “Hopi Summer,” will show how these quilt makers developed their own unique tradition, incorporating quilts into ceremonies and daily life. The presentation includes an extensive trunk showing of Hopi quilts and textiles!
Copies of Davis’ books are available to purchase, courtesy of the Friends of the Florence Community Library. This program was made possible by the Arizona Humanities Council. To sign up, or for more information, please contact the library at (520) 868-8311. Seating is limited, so advance sign-up is strongly recommended.