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Art department to document history with quilts

November 20, 2000

Austin Peay's Goldsmith Press and Rare Type Collection received a grant from the Tennessee Arts Commission to fund the project “Freedom Quilts.”

The grant will allow press director Cindy Marsh and faculty participants Dr. Donald Joyce and Dr. Dixie Webb to work with art students and community artists and teens as they document the histories of three local African American churches, print them on cloth using the 100-year-old wood type collection at the GoldSmith Press and sew the printed pieces into quilts.

The grant will run through May 2001.