Iowa based quilter Toni Corbett will share how she began quilting and the journey she took from traditional quilting to storytelling with fabric and thread.
Toni is African American, neurodivergent and a military veteran. She had always been a little weird, quirky, and considered a loner. With so many boxes ticked, Toni often felt alone and overwhelmed with her emotions, thoughts, and ideals. Quilting and other creative mediums became a way to escape. Of course, she shared this beauty on social media. It was here Toni realized her struggles were not solely hers; that which seemed to separate her from some, actually connected her with others. She began to use quilting as something others could relate to…beauty became intention. Toni simply wanted people to know that they were not alone.
In this program, Toni will tell us her story as a quilter, and we'll be able to see some of her work in person.
This program is hosted indoors. Please observe social distancing and follow local COVID-19 safety mandates. Hand sanitizer will be provided and staff will do their best to ensure any shared materials are disinfected between use. This program is subject to COVID-19 safety protocol updates, including room capacity limits. Please check our website for updates.