Ala. Arts Radio: Quilter Bettye Kimbrell
On our program Anne Kimzey, folklorist with the Alabama State Council on the Arts, interviews Jefferson County quilter Bettye Kimbrell about her work with 4-H Club students and their quilt exhibit at Birmingham Botanical Gardens. Kimbrell is a 2008 recipient of a National Heritage Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. This radio show first aired in 2008.
Alabama Quilts: Stitched for Warmth and Beauty Gallery Exhibit
On January 17, 2011, Dr. Robert Bentley was inaugurated Alabamas governor. The new First Lady, Dianne Bentley is an avid quilter and has expressed her interest in celebrating the beautiful quilts made in the state. Inspired by her interest, Alabama State Council on the Arts has organized an exhibition of quilts titled Alabama Quilts: Stitched for Warmth and Beauty. The exhibition will be on display until March 18th at the Alabama Artists Gallery, 201 Monroe Street in Montgomery. There are works by 26 quilters, including the Cathedral Window quilt panel made by Dianne Bentley while traveling with her husband during his campaign.
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