Riderwood to Host African-American History Quilt Show

January 18, 2014


SILVER SPRING, MD---Riderwood, the Erickson Living retirement community, will host an African-American Quilt Show on February 11th from 11am-3pm.  The event is sponsored by the resident-led Riderwood Quilt Club and the African American History Club.
The showcase will feature quilts utilizing African fabric and/or are inspired by African-American history.  Quilts from the past as well as new creations from residents of Riderwood will be on display.
Residents will be available to speak to the design and history of each quilt, and attendees can learn about the Underground Railroad code patterns.
The event, free and open to the public, will take place in the Chesapeake Room of the Montgomery Station Clubhouse.  Riderwood is located at 3140 Gracefield Road, Silver Spring, MD 20904.
Additionally, a documentary highlighting the inspirational history of the world renown Gee's Bend, Alabama quilters will run continuously in Maryland Hall, across from the Chesapeake Room.
For more information, please contact Jeff Getek, public affairs manager, at 410-456-9809 or [email protected]. About Riderwood:  Riderwood is one of seventeen continuing care retirement communities managed by Erickson Living.  Located in Silver Spring, Maryland, the scenic 120-acre campus is home to more than 2,500 residents.  Riderwood is the ideal greater Washington, D.C. retirement destination offering a true sense of community, convenience beyond compare and a sensible financial structure.