Dorothy Straughter: Personifications of Truth

Saturday, Nov 16, 2019 2 – 4 pm

1332 S. Halsted St.
Chicago, IL 60607
New address as of Nov. 2023

Please join us on Saturday, November 16 for 'Personifications of Truth' by Dorothy Straughter. The presentation will focus on facets of women through the ages while also exploring historic truths. Dorothy Straughter begins with Harriet Tubman’s truth journey, personified by her distinctive headdress. From there she explores various unique hats that represent different types of women.

The talk will examine the impact that women have made on the planet and its social, emotional, and financial areas. Wearing a vintage dress and hat, Dorothy Straughter will use her hat quilt and a PowerPoint presentation to enrich the historical truth/value of each personification.

An Occupational Therapist with a master’s degree in biology, Dorothy Straughter’s introduction to quilting by a friend in 2014 resulted in a historical journey that is woven through her numerous works which include the Underground Railroad, Great Migration, and American History Quilts© (Negrobilia). 

Conversation on: “Personifications of Truth” with Dorothy Straughter
Saturday, Nov. 16, 2–4 pm | Suggested Donation $15 | Free to WMG members


Image: Dorothy Straughter