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The BC Newsroom features the extraordinary people, stories and news of Bridgewater College, located in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. On this page, you will find the College’s news releases, event listings, featured stories, media placements, faculty and staff media experts, Speakers Bureau presenters, access to Bridgewater magazine and more.

Ann Ringgold Rainard ’87 Enjoys Common Threads Between Quilting and Programming

Ann Ringgold Rainard ’87 Enjoys Common Threads Between Quilting and Programming

January 11, 2024

Sewing is a common thread between Ann Ringgold Rainard ’87 and her grandmother, mother and three great-aunts. Her talented relatives pieced comforter tops and taught a young Rainard how to tie off all the knots. By age 9, she was sewing doll dresses and taking sewing lessons. Sewing is a good fit for Rainard’s introverted personality. She finds it relaxing to design unique pieces or use quilting kits to create…

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