Great Lakes Quilt Center Lecture in Petoskey

MyNorth News Service

(Press Release provided by Crooked Tree Arts Center)

PETOSKEY:  On Tuesday, November 10, MSU Historical Specialist, Micah Ling, will present a Coffee @ Ten lecture at Petoskey’s Crooked Tree Arts Center. Her topic of discussion will be “The Great Lakes Quilt Center: Collections History, Care, and Highlights.” Ling will delve into the history of the collection, different makers and quilting families represented in the collection, researchers, preservation techniques used, and specific unique pieces from the collection in this Northern Michigan event.

The Great Lakes Quilt Center is self-described as having evolved from the sustained and significant quilt-related activities and resources at the Michigan State University Museum and the museum’s long-standing interest in and commitment to preserving and presenting traditional arts history. Ling’s lecture will create an enlightening connection between The Great Lakes Quilt Center at MSU’s Museum and the Little Traverse Bay Quilter’s Guild exhibition currently on display at CTAC-Petoskey.

Micah Ling is a Historical and Cultural Collections Specialist at the Michigan State University Museum. She holds Bachelor’s degrees in Art History & Visual Culture, and Arts & Humanities from Michigan State University, as well as a specialization certificate in Museum Studies. She is also the Program Assistant for the Michigan Traditional Arts Program, which sees her conducting research and collecting fieldwork about Michigan music, dance, and material culture. Her personal research interests include old-time music, Scandinavian culture, quilts and textiles, and fashion history.

Coffee @ Ten is sponsored in part by Roast and Toast and Johan’s of Petoskey. The Coffee @ Ten series is free and open to the public, no reservations necessary, and all lectures begin at 10 a.m.

For more information about the Great Lakes Quilt Center lecture by Micah Ling, contact the Crooked Tree Arts Center at 231-347-4337 or visit www.crookedtree.org. Crooked Tree Arts Center is located at 461 E. Mitchell Street, downtown Petoskey, and at 322 Sixth Street, downtown Traverse City.


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