As one of the most time-honored folk art forms in the South, quilt-making has reached a new level of appreciation in the past couple of decades. Though the quiltmakers of Gee’s Bend quickly come to mind, the state is rich in practitioners of this craft, which doubles as a form of near-abstract expression that predated more famous modern mediums.

This show features work from master quilters Linda Dyken, Joan Dodici and Carolyn Kimble, along with a Stars of Freedom Quilt designed, assembled and quilted by Susan Cobb Garrett and bound by Yvonne Cobb Taylor. Azalea City Quilters Guild members each made a participant block for a quilt themed on the “54 40 or Fight” movement in the 19th century. For a $1 donation, you can enter your chance to win the final product.

This event is from the Azalea City Quilters Guild in tandem with the Mobile Historical Preservation Society. Museum hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Entrance is $10 for adults, and $5 for children 12 and under. Group rates are available.

For more info, call 251-432-6161 or go to

Quilts Through History
Where: Oakleigh Historic Home, 350 Oakleigh Place
When: Taking place through March 1