Story Quilting Projects

Thanks to the leadership of Documentary Story Quilter Dr. Joan Gaither, there are numerous quilting projects that are active in our heritage area.

Maryland Emancipation Quilt

Md Emancipation quilt













Dedicated: Saturday, November 01, 2014, at Emancipation Day Proclamation and State Emancipation Quilt Unveiling, Maryland State House, Annapolis

Now on View at: Wiley H. Bates Legacy Center, 1101 Smithville Street, Annpolis


“Honoring 1864 Lives & Legacy: One Maryland History”

Ongoing exhibition,  Curated by Dr. Joan M.E. Gaither, Quilts by Lyndra (nee Pratt) Marshall Family & Community, Dr. Joan M.E. Gaither & MCAAHC Statewide Community.
BATES LEGACY CENTER • 1101 Smithville Street • Annapolis, MD 21401• 410-268-1024
Sponsored by: Bates Legacy Center • Four Rivers Heritage Area • Maryland Commission on African American History & Culture • Northern Arundel Cultural Preservation Society

Download the flyer: Flyer Honoring 1864 Lives Legacies-One Maryland History:


Galesville Hot Sox Quilt Project

Led by Dr. Joan M.E. Gaither, Fiber Artist, many hands took part in the creation of the “Galesville Hot Sox” quilt, now on view at the Galesville Community Center, 916 West Benning Road, Galesville, MD 20765. Project funding in part by Four Rivers Heritage Area Mini-Grant. For questions or additional information contact: or 410-867-4612. See Also “Galesville Projects” page.




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