Two Kentucky poets, Sarah McCartt-Jackson and Jayne Moore Waldrop, will read from their work in the Paducah School of Art & Design Bill Ford Gallery at 7:00 on Thursday, April 25th. Both poets will feature work concerning their personal memories of quilting and the art form’s ties to family history and poetry.
Sarah McCartt-Jackson will read from her collection, Stonelight, as it weaves through quilt-pattern poems, from “Broken Dishes” to “Kentucky Rose” and “Attic Windows” to “Log Cabin,” that take the listener on a journey through quilting, family, lore, and our relationship to the natural world.
Paducah native Jayne Moore Waldrop is excited to read in her hometown during International Quilt Week. One of her poems, “Count the Stitches,” from her collection Retracing my Steps, is about her own memories associated with fabrics used in a quilt.
This reading is free and open to the public.