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Tutwiler Quilters' Cooperative

Tutwiler Quilters return to Oxford

The ladies of the Tutwiler Quilters will return to Oxford this Saturday for their exhibit and sale at St. Peters Church. The group has two new products to offer to customers. (October 22, 2014, Page 1A)

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    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)

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      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)

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