Gullah Rag Quilting Workshop
April 6, 2013
Charleston Museum
9:30 am - 1:30 pm
$40 member, $45 non-member

Workshop Seeks to Preserve a Disappearing Gullah Tradition
Gullah Rag Quilting Workshop     

The Charleston Gullah rag quilt sampleMuseum welcomes back Sharon Cooper-Murray, aka the Gullah Lady, for a lecture and hands-on workshop about the folk art tradition of rag quilting on April 6, 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Cooper-Murray has set out on a mission to preserve this disappearing art form, which she has learned from elderly Gullah women from Wadmalaw and Johns Island. Feed and grain sacks were combined with rag strips to make these unique quilts. This quilting tradition, which dates to the antebellum period, was passed from generation to generation until recent years. The $40/member, $45/non-member registration includes all materials. Advance registration is required; early registration is strongly encouraged as previous sessions have sold out quickly. Register online through the calendar of events at or by calling 722-2996 x235.

About The Charleston Museum Institute
For 12 years The Charleston Museum Institute has provided innovative adult educational programs to encourage a pure love of learning.  Each year a variety of Institute symposia and workshops are offered,  covering such diverse Charleston topics as furniture, silver, architecture, Revolutionary War history, needlework, and Lowcountry wildlife studies.

The textile workshop series will continue with workshops on quilting, natural dyeing and more.

About The Charleston Museum

The Charleston Museum, founded in 1773, is America’s first museum. It is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization located along Charleston’s Museum Mile. Holding the most extensive collection of South Carolina cultural and scientific collections in the nation, it also owns two National Historic Landmark houses, the Heyward-Washington House (1772) and the Joseph Manigault House (1803), as well as the Dill Sanctuary, a 580-acre wildlife preserve. Museum hours are Monday-Saturday 9 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday 1-5 p.m. Museum admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children.


360 Meeting Street
Charleston, SC 29403

722-2996 x235