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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.

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African-American Quilts ca. 1930s. #craft #female #quilt #sew #stitch #1930 #arthistory

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African-American Quilts ca. 1930s. #craft #female #quilt #sew #stitch #1930 #arthistory

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Beautiful African-American quilts - reminds me of a storybook about a lady who knitted a map of the countryside onto a quilt to help a young girl escape slavery in the south.

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Through those generations, the women of Gee's Bend have taught their daughters to quilt. However, isolated culturally and geographically from other communities, they developed distinctive and sophisticated techniques with little outside influence. Their quilting style is based on traditional American and African quilts, but with a geometric simplicity likened to modern art. To piece together their quilts, the women salvaged any material they could find — from feed sacks to old work clothes.

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al.com: Alabamiana - A Guide to Alabama

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Through those generations, the women of Gee's Bend have taught their daughters to quilt. However, isolated culturally and geographically from other communities, they developed distinctive and sophisticated techniques with little outside influence. Their quilting style is based on traditional American and African quilts, but with a geometric simplicity likened to modern art. To piece together their quilts, the women salvaged any material they could find — from feed sacks to old work clothes.

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african quilts

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Kalahari Quilts - Sunsets

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These remarkable quilts are made by Siddi women of India who are part of the African diaspora.

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Selvage Blog: Nellie Durand Makes Art Quilts Using Selvages!

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