Marla Quilts Inc. Textile Academy Beyond the Book

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Maria's story and her journey to Kansas being in 1861. Union troops brought a number of "contraband" caravans to Kansas from Missouri. In 1862, Maria and her children were among the Brown enslaved families who were stolen from the Wayside Rest Plantation and forced to walk in the middle of winter t...

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On March 14 at 4:30 p.m. in the Legacy Museum, #TuskegeeUniversity will publicly launch its two-year NEH grant, “Literary Legacies of Macon County and Tuskegee Institute: Zora Neale Hurston, Ralph W. Ellison, and Albert Murray,” with an exhibit of quilts inspired by famed African-American author and Notasulga native #ZoraNealeHurston. “The Soul of Zora: A Literary Legacy through Quilts Exhibition” features nine quilts inspired by Hurston, an inaugural Alabama Writers Hall of Fame member.

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www.naaqc.org website is live!
Take a look enjoy the class selection.

Maria's story and her journey to Kansas being in 1861. Union troops brought a number of "contraband" caravans to Kansas from Missouri. In 1862, Maria and her children were among the Brown enslaved families who were stolen from the Wayside Rest Plantation and forced to walk in the middle of winter t...

Marla Quilts Inc.  Textile Academy Beyond the Book
10/05/2018

Marla Quilts Inc. Textile Academy Beyond the Book

Still We Rise
10/05/2018

Still We Rise

09/21/2018

Making postcards quilts!

09/17/2018

Preparing for next year's NAAQC 2019
so excited to teach
my first class for the NAAQC!
All classes are a minimum of ten person per class!

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Marla Quilts Inc. Textile Academy Beyond the Book

Marla Quilts Inc.  Textile Academy Beyond the Book
07/28/2018

Marla Quilts Inc. Textile Academy Beyond the Book

07/28/2018

The #NAAQM had it's first Final Friday, thank you all for donating. It was amazing.

06/08/2018
National African American Quilt Convention

National African American Quilt Convention

Marla A. Jackson
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I am putting in my final order for T Shirts, for Naaqc.
if your planning on attending the convention please email me with your size so you won't miss out on a convention T Shirt as part of your convention package. [email protected] Thank you!
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Congratulation!
05/25/2018

Congratulation!

Don’t miss the Colorblind Exhibition at the Carnegie Building this July 11-14-2018 during the National African American Quilt Convention.

This exhibition is the brain child of Marvin Crum, who happens to be the brother of Marla A. Jackson. After much encouragement from her, he is stretching out and taking off. Mr. Crum has created over 50 quilts this year. Awesome!

Mr. Crum is Colorblind and has been an artist his whole life. Now he is pursuing his passion with quilting. He said, “I still have so much to learn”, but that newness has earned him the New Quilt Artist of the Year Award at the National African American Quilt Convention. See you there.

Aisha
05/09/2018

Aisha

Last year in July we all attended the National African American Quilt Convention. I met so many wonderful wonderful women from all over the country. We all had a great time. We had a scrappy lady quilt workshop and made some fabulous quilts.
You are going to really love it this year. So many awesome teachers are on the schedule. It's time to sign up.

02/09/2018

I am working with KU to use their dorms
Brand new 4 per room
$33.00 a person
Naaqc.
I need names of people who would like stay at housing. ASAP thank you Marla.

10/19/2017

Great news the Beyond the Book Students Program, quilt exhibition the "Resistance" will be on display for the celebration Martin Luther King's birthday through the Lawrence, Schools 497

10/19/2017

Getting ready for our Black History Quilts
Students returned November 5 , 2017

05/22/2017
National African American Quilt Convention

National African American Quilt Convention

I was asked how to print the schedule from the website. You will have a Convention Program Booklet given to each person during registration. Thank you Marla

Marla Jackson Selected as Park's First Artist in ResidenceRelease Date: June 18, 2012Contact: Justin SochakiPhone number...
12/22/2016
Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site (U.S. National Park Service)

Marla Jackson Selected as Park's First Artist in Residence

Release Date: June 18, 2012
Contact: Justin Sochaki
Phone number: (785) 354-4273

Topeka, KS - Artists have long impacted the formation, expansion, and direction of our national parks. The work of many artists has also assisted in providing perspectives at parks that create meaningful experiences for our visitors. And creating art can be a powerful way to learn the stories of the past, especially for children. Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site is pleased to announce that quilt artist Marla A. Jackson will be the park's first Artist in Residence.

For the next four months, Ms. Jackson will collaborate with park staff to engage youth and audiences in art programs that will connect visitors to stories of the struggle for equality. Ms. Jackson will assist with art projects for five weeks of summer camps that will bring students from Topeka, Lawrence, and Kansas City area Boys and Girls Clubs to learn about the struggle for civil rights in Kansas by visiting historic sites and engaging in art projects.

One of eight children born to Fern Eaton Crum and Rufus Crum, Jr., originally from Royal Oak Township in Michigan, Ms. Jackson spent many weekends and summers with her paternal grandparents, Rufus and Zelma Crum, and her once enslaved great-grandmother, Lucille Crum. Ms. Jackson's artistic direction was influenced by her family's stories, and her quilts depict scenes and themes that capture the pride, spirit, pain, and joy of the African American experience. Her primary goal with her work is to echo the untold stories of heroes that history has overlooked, forgotten, or hidden.

Painting the landscapes of the American West, visual artists like George Catlin and Albert Bierstadt focused attention on natural wonders in the western landscape, then unfamiliar to the eastern populace. These visual records of early artists helped to stimulate the establishment of many of our first national parks. Today, artists from a wide variety of mediums draw upon the multifaceted quality of parks for inspiration. Artists like Ms. Jackson translate the national park's purpose, as a place that preserves our nation's struggle for equality, into images and projects that bring a deeper understanding of the legacy of Brown v. Board of Education to youth.

Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site tells the story of the U.S. Supreme Court decision that ended legal segregation in public schools. The site is located at 1515 SE Monroe Street in Topeka, Kansas, and is open free of charge from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, with the exceptions of Thanksgiving, December 25, and January 1. For more information call 785-354-4273 or visit www.nps.gov/brvb and www.facebook.com/brownvboardnps

NEW WORK Commemorating the 150th anniversary of Quantrill's Lawrence Massacre in 1863 "STILL WE RISE" Exhibition Friday,...
12/22/2016
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NEW WORK Commemorating the 150th anniversary of Quantrill's Lawrence Massacre in 1863 "STILL WE RISE" Exhibition Friday, August 30, 2013
(for more details)
Marvin S. Robinson, II
[email protected]
913.232.1993

WHO: The African American Quilt Museum and Textile Academy (Marla Quilts, Inc.) presents a NEW WORK.....entitled, STILL WE RISE in collaboration with her "Beyond The Book" program, an art and literacy project for youth.

WHAT: Funded by Freedom's Frontier National Heritage Area Interpretation Grant, Art Director Marla A. Jackson helped students to thoroughly research historical documentation to include Kansas and Missouri Perspectives, as well as, the Known and Unknown Heroes, "The Contraband"--According to the Confiscation Act of 1861 rebel property and slaves confiscated by Union troops were considered "contraband of war."

WHEN: Friday, August 30, 2013, at 6.p.m.

WHERE: The African American Quilt Museum and Textile Academy - 720 #2 E. 9th St., Lawrence, Kansas 66044

WHY: To learn further about internationally known NARRATIVE QUILT ARTIST Marla Jackson and her in-depth ARTISTRY, a few links are provided below. The urgency to have a NEW WORK.....about the importance of expanding knowledge to youth, America's next generation, through research of the complex topic of William Quantrill's - Lawrence Massacre and interpretation of their findings through the creation of a narrative quilt was very exciting, interesting, and inspiring.

HOW: Special techniques with TEXTILES, Art, and Quilting can be further reviewed from the portfolio highlights. Marla Jackson expresses gratitude to the students and their families of the "Beyond The Book" program and the Freedom's Frontier National Heritage Area for the opportunity and privilege to broaden the interpretation of Quantrill's Lawrence Massacre, providing new perspectives on this devastating event in Lawrence history, and actively participate in the Commemorative programming through the production and exhibition of the narrative quilt--a NEW Work, entitled, Still We Rise.

www.go.si.edu/site/PageNavigator/mm_memory_book
www.1863lawrence.com/marla-jackson/
www.marlaquilts.com/
www.nps.gov/brvb/planyourvisit/sankofa.htm
www.marlaquilts.com/artiststatement.htm

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12/22/2016

Local artist Marla Jackson is just one creative individual who will be at the 2nd Annual Day of Creativity on April 24! She and her students will lead a sun print activity and talk about natural dyes like the one shown in this video.

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12/22/2016

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November 23, 2014

Marla Quilts African American Quilt Museum and Textile Academy has been accepted
as a Network to Freedom program by the National Park Service.

Marla Jackson, Lawrence, Kansas textile artist, and owner of The African American Quilt Museum and Textile Academy, received word on March 10 from the National Park Service that her programming was accepted by the Underground Railroad Network to Freedom as nationally significant.

Jackson has taught hundreds of students in the Lawrence area how to research, design and showcase African American stories through quilts and multi-media. The Textile Academy utilizes her 'Beyond the Book' curriculum including textile dyeing, sewing, design and quilting to visualize African American stories.

Jackson is a nationally known visual artist recognized for her Story Quilts. "I am particularly drawn to stories and images depicting slavery and freedom," Jackson said. In the past few years, she has guided students to visualize those stories in textiles and quilts featuring John Brown, the First Kansas Colored Volunteer Infantry, and one titled Still We Rise, for the 150th commemoration of Quantrill's Raid on Lawrence, KS in 1863.

Jackson works collaboratively with teachers, social service agencies, and historic sites. She was artist-in-residence at the Brown V. Board of Education National Historic Site in Topeka and received two grants from Freedom's Frontier National Heritage Area to work with students to produce story quilts.

Jackson strives to include students of all abilities and learning styles to imagine, create and welcome the arts into their lives. Using her 'Beyond the Book' curriculum, Jackson says the power of the program is that, "The process demonstrates the power of art to heal and strengthen self-esteem while enhancing learning opportunities using alternative avenues."

She serves on the Board of Directors of the Women of Color Quilters Network. Jackson has exhibited work in more than 32 venues including the American Folk Art Museum in New York and has a quilt in a permanent collection at the Smithsonian's Anacostia Community Museum.

The Network to Freedom program was established by Congress in 1998 as "an enduring national commemorative Underground Railroad program of education, example, and reconciliation." There are several sites in the region which help tell and interpret these themes. As a member, Jackson is eligible to display the network logo, receive technical assistance and participate in program workshops.

12/22/2016

Dyed Silk Scarves for Beyond The Book Fundraiser - Marla Quilts African American Museum and Textile Academy


The Quilting Students from Marla Quilts African American Museum and Textile Academy, are selling silk scarves that they have hand dyed, as part of the fundraiser for their Beyond The Book Program.

The scarves sold at Marla Quilts African American Museum and Textile Academy, range from $75-$100 each and are sold annually through the Lawrence Art Guild holiday fair. Please help support this program, and the students for Beyond The Book, at Marla Quilts African American Museum and Textile Academy.

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12/22/2016

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12/22/2016
Turkey Red

Beyond the Book Program "Turkey Red"

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12/22/2016

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11/29/2016

The Beyond the Book students are working on their quilt collection.

The Beyond the Book Students
05/05/2016

The Beyond the Book Students

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Marla Quilts Inc.  Textile Academy Beyond the Book
09/27/2015

Marla Quilts Inc. Textile Academy Beyond the Book

Stop into the gallery tomorrow after 11am and see the quilts these amazing kids have created. While your here, find out how you can help support the upcoming Beyond the Book Mandela project.

Opening day African American Quilt Museum and Textile Academy August 15th 2015
08/22/2015

Opening day African American Quilt Museum and Textile Academy August 15th 2015

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The mission of Marla Quilts African American Museum and Textile Academy is to facilitate a studio and exhibition space for local, national, and international visual art partnerships. African American histories from the Midwest region can provide an impetus for developing artistic skills, enhancing individual and communal expression and furthering intercultural awareness.

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CALL FOR ART! This is a unique, community based project reaching out to creative individuals of all mediums and levels of experience. The Lawrence Arts Center, with funding by ArtPlace America, in partnership with the East Lawrence Neighborhood Association is seeking proposals for the Rebuilding East Ninth Project. Proposals are due April 5, 2019 with a project completion date of April 19, 2020. Please visit www.rebuildingeastninth/artists to learn more about the project. https://www.facebook.com/events/291046108231642/