AFRICAN AMERICAN QUILTS
Anna Williams: “In the 1970s, several women for whom Williams worked opened Fiber Five, a fabric shop born of the American Bicentennial quilting revival. Helping to clean the facilities, she frequently received fabric scraps from her employers as well as the store’s regular customers. Over the next several years, Williams honed her distinct style of meticulously piecing together multitudes of small swatches into vibrant and powerful compositions.” —KnowLA (Louisiana).
Anna Williams | Entries | KnowLA, Encyclopedia of Louisiana
Authentic African WallQuilt Imported Fabrics by KarenGriskaQuilts, $450.00
HOLIDAY SALE Be Amazing 45 x 63 inch African by OVBrantleyQuilts, $480.00
Bisa Butler - lovely art quilt and fantastic border!
Harriet Powers (10/29/1837 – 1/1/1910) an African American slave, folk artist and quilt maker from rural GA, used traditional appliqué techniques to record local legends, Bible stories, and astronomical events on her quilts. Only 2 quilts have survived: Bible Quilt 1886 and Pictorial Quilt 1898. Her quilts are considered among the finest examples of 19th-century Southern quilting.
Harriet Powers was an African American slave, folk artist and quiltmaker from rural Georgia. Her quilts are considered among the finest examples of 19th century Southern quilting.