This year the Collinsville Quilt Walk will present a performance by
Daisybelle Thomas Quinney in a one woman show.
The performance, entitled, “Voices Around
the Quilting Frame” will feature characters who share their
and tribulations with each other and the audience, as they create quilts
to keep their family warm. This performance was written especially for the Collinsville
Quilt Walk, and will be performed September 23 and 24th
at the Collinsville Public Library in the Bonnie Payne Media and
Daisybelle is a veteran educator with over forty years of experience as
a classroom teacher in
the school systems of Chicago, IL, East Lansing MI, Greenville, PA, and
the state of Alabama. Six of
those years were spent as an adjunct professor of Religion and Director
of Multicultural Affairs at
Thiel College in Greenville, Pennsylvania.
Voices of Triumph was birthed in 1987, while Thomas-Quinney was still a
classroom teacher. Since
then, she has toured colleges, universities, schools, labor unions,
retreats, conferences, churches
and 26 states and Bermuda.
Dressed in period costume, her characters are brought to life in four
separate monologues. Those four
specialties are the lives of Sojourner Truth, Harriet Tubman, Dr. Mary
McCleod Bethune, and Fannie Lou Hamer.
Ella J. Baker will debut in 2012. Mary, the mother of Jesus is her
signature Woman of the Bible that is
showcased at Christmas and Easter.
Since 2004, Thomas-Quinney has trained as an "Artist
-in-Residence" through the Alabama Institute
for Education in the Arts, Montgomery, AL. Students and teachers across
the state of Alabama have
been the recipients of Voices of Triumph's "Stories With Soul
Learn more about her at www.voicesoftriumphinc.com