Louisiana Quilt Artist Pieces Together Exhibit At Baylor

Sept. 10, 2002

by Amanda Lewis, Student Newswriter

The Katherine Watts collection of quilts, designed and created by Louisiana artist Anna Williams, is on display through Oct. 12 in the Martin Museum of Art, located in the Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center on the Baylor University campus. The exhibit is open Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays noon to 5 p.m., as well as during all Baylor theater productions.

The 20 quilts presented range in height from 4 to 7 feet and are typically 5 feet wide.

"If I didn't have anything else to do I would just sew. I like working with color. When I was a little girl, my mother would sew and throw the scraps on the floor. I would pick them up and play with the colors," Williams said.

She utilizes her knowledge of African-American freedom patterns to create innovative and improvisational pieces that have been featured in several nationally recognized shows and photographed for numerous books and magazines.

"I've got two or three quilts going at one time. I like working with my colors and

designs - it's relaxing. Piecing together quilts helps take my mind off of my troubles," Williams said.

The exhibit is free and open to the public. For more information, call 710-1867.

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