By Glenna Burns
Truth and Reconciliation Community Bobcaygeon is excited to present artist Alice Olsen Williams in a workshop based on her experiences as a designer and maker of quilts.
The workshop will take place on Saturday, June 22, from 10am to 3pm at the Municipal Building, 123 East Street, Bobcaygeon. The cost is $20 with lunch included. Participants need to pre-register by June 17 at TRCBobcaygeon@gmail.com.
Alice Olsen Williams is a Namekosipiiwi’Anishinaape Kwe (Indigenous Woman from Trout Lake), a renowned quilter and a Curve Lake First Nation Elder. As a very young child, she was taught to sew by her mother and has been quilting since 1980. Her presentation will include aspects of her Anishinaabe life which influenced her growth as a quilter.
Participants in the workshop will be able to learn more about Alice’s collaborations with the Kawartha Truth and Reconciliation Support Group from Peterborough as they developed their own quilt project. Alice will also have samples of her own beautiful quilts at the workshop.