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African American Quilt Books

Explore African American Quilting through books!

The Quilts of Gee’s Bend Vol .2 by Carolyn Shattuck, Flexagon Book, printed on Epson and Strathmore paper, 3.5 x 8.5 x 8.5 inches, Edition of 25. $200

Central Booking » Carolyn Shattuck -

Talking Quilts with Eli Leon | daintytime ~ Sherri Lynn Wood

Talking Quilts with Eli Leon

Conscience of the Human Spirit: The Life of Nelson Mandela in Quilts

Unconventional & Unexpected: American Quilts Below the Radar 1950-2000 by Roderick Kiracofe. Includes section on Sistah quilter Sherry Ann Byrd!

Sister quilters in Harlem are out with a new 24 page book! The Gadson Gallery Press, $10.00 from MagCloud

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'Til the Well Runs Dry a novel about a West Indian seamstress' secret by Lauren Francis-Sharma.

Sistah Quilter Lucy Thelma Osbourne writes Quilt University: Transforming Oral Learning Into Academic Knowledge, 2014. Includes separate chapters on Harriet Powers, Alice Walker, Zora Neale Hurston's influences on author's life.

Scrap Easy: Building A Collage Quilt by Aisha Lumumba. Just published! 50 pages. Love it!


  • Valerie Parker

    Amazing! Members of our guild drove up to see this. Would love to see this again!

Quilts made by ladies in Gee's bend of Alabama.

Every poem contains references to stitching

I Lay My Stitches Down - Michele Wood, Cynthia Grady : Eerdmans

Great Art Lessons for the Creative Soul by Alicia McDaniel. Includes lessons on the art of Harriet Powers and Faith Ringgold.

Afro Modern: A Twist on Tradition... AAQ of LA 2013 Quilt Show

Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker ~ Jennifer Chiaverini. The extraordinary friendship between Mary Todd Lincoln and Elizabeth Hobbs Keckley, a former slave who won her freedom by the skill of her needle, and the friendship of the First Lady by her devotion.

Faith Ringgold's Seven Passages to a Flight. Limited edition book, now sold out.

J. Bryant Campbell Fiber Arts. This DC artist makes dolls and quilts. Her book, available on Amazon, has nearly 30 color photos.

intro to fractal geometry exploring how it is expressed in African architecture, hairstyling, textiles, arts, religion, games, quantitative techniques & symbolic systems

African Textile Patterns by Catherine Carpenter |

African Textile Patterns - BOOK

Something Pertaining to God, Quilts by Rosie Lee Thompkins - curated by Eli Leon.

the patchwork dress: unbroken circle