by Amy Nelson
The women who make up the African American Quilt Circle of Durham congregate once a month for three hours to quilt. They piece together fabrics of all patterns, shades and textures with varying degrees of expertise. Of course women getting together to sew is nothing new. They’ve been doing it for millennia all over the world. But look between the layers of past and present and you will find a desire to connect to something less apparent to the eye.