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Crump and Mr. Charlie
Carolyn Crump, left, with Mr. Charlie of "Juke Joint Blues"

 Artist's Workshop
Saturday, November 12, 2016
1 to 4 p.m.
at The Collective
Free, but reservations required.  Space is limited.  
Call 713-523-1616 

Carolyn Crump will share fabric art tips, techniques and methods.

Carolyn Crump adds a third dimension to the art of quilt making.  Her current "quilt" at the Hearts, Hands and Heritage exhibition showcases her talent and command of the fabric arts.
Quilts tell stories, and Crump's creation of Mr. Charlie, a 6-foot full-dimensional quilted replica inspired by a childhood memory from her hometown of Detroit, is part of the story that Carolyn wants to tell.  Right now he's the main character in a future Juke Joint Blues scene.  Carolyn, who now lives in Houston, is creating the blues singer, the customers and maybe the bartender to remind us of our favorite neighborhood hangout.  She's planning on adding animation and sound to the experience.

Hearts, Hands & Heritage exhibition
continues through November 18

 Members of the Barrett Station visit The Collective during the exhibition.

Come view the incredible quilts created by our talented quilt makers--Claudia Walton, Rose Southall, Phyllis Simpson, Leslie Abrams, Pam Tilley, Ann Johnson, the children of SHAPE Community Center and the collaborative work of members of the Harris County Pct. 2/Barrett Station.

WHERE: Community Artists' Collective, 4101 San Jacinto, Suite 116
Exhibition Hours:    Thursdays, noon to 8 p.m.
Fridays-Saturdays, noon to 5 p.m.; and by appointment  

November Retrospective

The Collective is teaching classes at City ArtWorks.


The Collective had a booth at the International Quilt Show
at the George R. Brown Convention Center.


Hearts, Hands & Heritage Exhibition

Beverly Harmon, Leslie Abrams and Andrea Judge at the opening.

The Chair by Phyllis Simpson

The exhibition was in collaboration with the  Center for Engaged Research and Collaborative Learning at Rice University.  CERCL's   Maya Reine and Anthony Pinn, standing here in front of Claudia Walton's Ophrom quilt, attended the November 3 artists' talks.

Quilter  Pam Tilley describes her work "The Ozella Story"
and the Underground Railroad during the artists' talk evening.



Workshops and demonstrations  are offered at The Collective,
4101 San Jacinto, Suite 116, on Thursdays
from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. and Fridays from 1 to 3 p.m.

The Community Artists' Collective invites you to learn about and to
work on textiles, including quilting, knitting, crochet and embroidering. 
Please join us. 

Supplies provided. Suggested donation is $30 per month.


Community Artists' Collective