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African American Quilt Heritage


African American Quilt Heritage

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Lucy Mingo of Gees Bend with one of her graphic quilts. This woman is a Picasso of quilting, like some of the other women in Gees Bend. It's like a fountain of genius in that town.

African print quilt blocks

Textile sellers in Lagos Nigeria

Gee's Bend inspired Quilt, love the colors.

"Marvelous Martha". Art quilt by Donna Chambers 2014/ 2015...

African American Quilt, ca. 1830, rare, purchased from the Polk estate (Georgia). Made by a slave, incorporating an African motif - representing the Chango deity - and colors. Posted at Antiques Roadshow on PBS

Slave Quilt, ca. 1830 | Roadshow Archive | PBS

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Aunt jemima quilt blocks

Lest you think this quilting thing is reserved only for women, turn your attention to the work of quilter/artist/weaver Jim Smoote.

Gees Bends solids

I QUILT FOR FUN: Windham Fabrics -- we need to talk!

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Art quilts

Art quilts on Pinterest | 221 Pins

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Lest you think this quilting thing is reserved only for women, turn your attention to the work of quilter/artist/weaver Jim Smoote.

Red Egg Gallery: Mary Lee Bendolph - Gee's Bend, Alabama

Red Egg Gallery: Mary Lee Bendolph - Gee's Bend, Alabama

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african american quilters - Google Search

african american quilters - Google Search

MARY LEE BENDOLPH, born 1935, quilting in her home.

Linda Day Clark's Nomination | Baker Artist Awards

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Pippa Moore: Textile Artist / Quiltmaker

Quilt Gallery 4 - Pippa Moore: Textile Artist / Quiltmaker

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Ruy by Kay Donges, 2014 PIQF, photo y Quilt Inspiration

The most expensive quilt ever sold at auction is a Civil War-era quilt known as the Reconciliation Quilt. It was bought for $264,000 at Sotheby’s in 1991.

The Most Expensive Quilt Ever Sold

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The quilts of Gee's Bend these women are true artists!

Day 5, The Gee's Bend Quilters

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"Waiting For the Freedom Train," an homage by quilter Marion Coleman to the underground railroad, part of a display by the African American Quilt Guild of Oakland at the San Leandro Main Library, San Leandro, CA, through Feb. 28. Credit courtesy San Leandro Library

Go See The Quilt Display at Main San Leandro Library

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Powers' second Bible quilt

Using Pattern and Decoration to Construct Identity

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...the New York Foundation's grant to the [Freedom Quilting Bee] Cooperative [in Alabama] was used towards the construction of a new sewing building, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Sewing Center. Prior to its construction, the quilters worked in small, cramped cabins such as the one pictured here. (Just Look At That Indiana Puzzle Quilt!) xxxx

New York Foundation Records: the Freedom Quilting Bee Cooperative

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Rachel Clark: professional quilter, designer coats.

40 Acres Art Gallery Displays Quilts by African-American Quilters

Anna Williams, quilter from Baton Rouge LA, using her bed as her layout table.

Anna Williams - quilt artist from Baton Rouge, LA

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