Alumna Named Interim Director of Sewing Skills Non-Profit

Photo courtesy Viola Ratcliffe

Viola Moten Ratcliffe (BA 2008, art history) has been named the 2022 interim director of Bib & Tucker Sew-Op in Birmingham, Ala., a nonprofit organization that teaches sewing and related skills and provides economic opportunities for participants. Ratcliffe previously served as its program manager. Bib & Tucker Sew-Op has been featured in Southern Living and on Alabama Public Television‘s Monograph, which featured an interview with Ratcliffe.

UPDATE: Ratcliffe has been named director of Bib & Tucker Sew-Op!

Ratcliffe has also served as curator specialist for the Troy University Rosa Parks Museum, where she did everything from coordinating museum installation, liaising between artists and the museum, and implementing marketing, publicity strategies and public outreach programs. Previously she was the graduate coordinator for Bowling Green State University’s art history docent program where she was the chief coordinator of a visiting artists program and collections registrar for the Park West Gallery’s Collection of Fine Art.

Watch Ratcliffe interviewed on Alabama Public Television’s Monograph:

For more information about The University of Alabama’s programs in art history and studio art, visit our Degree Programs page.