African Folklore Embroidery featured Nov. 7

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Catherine Redford will travel from Naperville to guide Rockford’s Sinnissippi Quilters through African Folklore Embroidery. Unlike other needlework activities, African Folklore Embroidery does not require a high level of precision and perfection, as the beauty of African Folklore Embroidery lies in its simplicity and individuality. There is no such thing as the wrong color, and stitches do not need to be perfect. The extreme contrast of the brightly-colored threads against black fabric makes any work both striking and beautiful.

Redford will speak about quilts enhanced by unique embroidery at 1 and 6:45 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 7, at the Bethesda Covenant Church, 2010 E. State St., Rockford. All are welcome to attend the lecture and guild meeting; visitors are charged a $5 fee.

Redofrd will also lead a full-day workshop, “Exploration of African Folklore Embroidery,” Friday, Nov. 8. For registration information, visit

Posted Nov. 6, 2013

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