The first in MAC’s series of interviews featuring the recipients of this year’s Governor’s Arts Awards, this week’s Arts Hour focuses on the work of the Tutwiler Quilters. This year the Tutwiler Quilters are being honored for Arts in Community, and on behalf of the quilters, Melody spoke to the Executive Director of the Tutwiler Community Education Center, Melanie Powell. Nationally known for their quilts, potholders, placemats and purses, the Tutwiler Quilters have transitioned their work during the pandemic to making masks for local hospitals and others in need. Listen in to hear the Mississippi Arts Hour, this Sunday at 5 p.m. on MPB Think Radio.
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