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Sunday, November 23, 2014

Elizabeth Payne

UM History class partners with the Burns Belfry

A University of Mississippi history class is partnering with the Burns Belfry committee to bring light to Lafayette County’s black history. (February 8, 2013, Page 2B)

Tuwiler Quilters return to Oxford

The Tutwiler Quilters’ Cooperative will once again make a stop in Oxford for an exhibit and sale at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church on Saturday. (November 4, 2011, Page 3A)

Tutwiler Quilters coming to Oxford Saturday

Since 2005, Oxford residents have spent about $23,000 on the handmade quilts, pot holders and wall hangings, carefully and meticulously created by the hands of Tutwiler women.

They return again this weekend from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in the fellowship hall of St. Peter’s. Second Baptist Church, the Sarah Isom Center for Women and the Center for the Study of Southern Culture are all co-sponsoring the event. All the proceeds go to the Tutwiler Quilters’ Cooperative.

The quilters keep 80 percent of the money made from the sales of their crafts. The cooperative was founded in 1988 by Sister Maureen Delany, a Holy Name Sister sent by her order as a community organizer to assist the black Americans in Tutwiler, known to be an economically poor community in the Mississippi Delta. Delany discovered that quilting could be a way of expressing the women’s cultural traditions as well as generating income for the desperately poor families. (October 22, 2010, Page 1A)

Sharing a meal, fellowship in the Grove

St. Peter’s Episcopal Church and Second Baptist Missionary Church are bridging the racial gap in Oxford through communication, education — and football.

The two churches broke bread — and finger foods — Saturday in the Grove before the Ole Miss-Fresno State game during their annual tailgating get-together. (October 1, 2010, Page 1B)

The Highlands, A Private Lake Community