Coming Home to Alabama
Orr Family Quilts
Across Five Generations
Mid-1800s - 20th Century
Friday, September 16th, Opening Reception.
Sue Ann Goodman, as the last descendant of this family, has made it her quest to preserve and honor her family’s heritage woven into the beautiful quilts in the exhibit. Sue took on the role of caretaker and restorer of the family’s quilts from her mother. Sue’s journey to discover more about the women who created these quilts led her from Texas to Silver Run, Alabama, where it all began.
With this exhibit, we welcome Sue Goodman and the quilts back home!
Everyone has a quilt story. We hope that you will enjoy one family’s journey by marveling at the workmanship and getting to know their stories. Maybe you will also remember and share your own stories.
Donations are gratefully accepted at the Jemison Carnegie Heritage Hall Museum.
Saturday, September 17th Gallery Talk: The Journey of Preservation by Sue Ann Goodman, Orr Family Quilt Conservator. Video by Audra Gray.