Iowa Files: Scraps of African Heritage Workshop

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Historical researcher and fiber artist Kyna Clemons will lead participants on a Sankofa journey through quilting traditions to discover their possible ancestral heritage. After a brief lecture on the history of African and African American quilting tradition, the audience will construct a small quilt block with colorful African fabrics and mixed-media supplies (provided).

This joint library-Historical Society event is free and open to the public thanks to the support of West Des Moines Historical Society Members, EMC Insurance Foundation, the West Des Moines Library Friends Foundation and the Iowa Arts Council.

All Iowa Files programs will be live streamed on the West Des Moines Historical Society’s YouTube channel and all videos will be closed captioned.