Quilter teaches class at historic site in Topeka

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) A nationally known quilter is leading a doll-making workshop at the Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site in Topeka.

Marla Jackson will work with a dozen participants Saturday. The artist-in-residence’s great-grandmother was a slave and Jackson spent time with her as a child.

The Brown site says Jackson’s artistic direction was influenced by her family’s stories. And the goal of her quilts is to depict scenes and themes that capture the African-American experience.

Participants in the workshop must bring their own sewing machines, but all fabric, filling, accessories, and patterns will be provided.