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  • B:

    Visit Your Dashboard: Click the "My Account" box at the top right corner of your screen, then scroll down to "Account Dashboard". On mobile, tap on the three lines on the top right of the page and then tap on "My Account". Your account dashboard is where you will receive show announcements, chat with fellow attendees, and more! Go play around in your personal dashboard and get your letter "B"!
  • I:

    Check Out the Giveaways: Find the "Giveaways" page to see what exciting prizes you could win this Winter Market and grab your letter "I".
  • N:

    Visit the Vendor Hall: Find the "Vendor Hall" page and go see what vendors have joined the Winter Market! Check out amazing products with great deals while grabbing your letter "N"!
  • G:

    Add an Event to Your Calendar: Visit the "Event Schedule" page and add an event to your calendar! Customize your Winter Market experience while winning your letter "G".
  • O:

    Learn About our Charity Highlights: On the "Event Schedule" page, there will be Charity Highlight segments. "See details" on one of them to learn more, and get your last letter "O"!

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Event Schedule

Dates: December 8, 2023

Kena Dorsey

Kena Dorsey

Grace Ambassador

Kena currently resides in Palmdale, CA. However, she began quilting over 20 years ago while living in Harlem, NYC. Originally from Pittsburgh, PA, Kena moved to New York City and was a Broadway actress for almost twenty years before moving west to Los Angeles to go to film school and pursue a career in Directing/Filmmaking. It’s an interesting story, but it’s actually an experience she had as an actress that introduced her to quilting, which she talks about in one of workshop lectures!

Her artistic style is a blend of contemporary, modern improv, and traditional quiltmaking. However, it’s making portrait art quilts that really makes her heart sing! Her favorite textiles to work with are Indonesian Batiks, African Batiks, and African wax print fabrics. Early on in her quilting journey, Kena was influenced by many of the Harlem Renaissance artists such as Jacob Lawrence, Romare Bearden, Zora Neale Hurston, James Van Der Zee, and Langston Hughes, to name a few. Like them, you can see reflections of the African American experience in her work.

Kena ended up buying a Grace Q'nique 19 and moved from domestic machine quilting to longarm and she loves it! She teaches both in-person and live virtual quilting classes & workshops. A number of her classes and lectures such as “Let’s Make a Selfie-Portrait Quilt” and “The Big, The Bold, The Beautiful: Working with African Fabrics in Quilts” are available on-demand and for Guild programming. 

Kena has had some of her art quilts and African fabric quilts featured in festivals as well as published in the Spring 2022, Summer 2022, and Winter 2023 issues of Art Quilting Studio Magazine  and Today’s Quilter MagazineWhen not making quilts, she teaches film and TV production to high school students and is an adjunct professor at a local college where she also teaches cinema and multi-camera television studio production.

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