African American Quilt Books


African American Quilt Books

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"Hand-Dyed Quilts" by sistah quilter and self-taught artist Marquetta Bell Johnson. 2008.

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Gee's Bend: The Architecture of the Quilt, 224 pages, 2006.

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The Quilts of Gee's Bend - 2002

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Stories That Cover Us: Meditations and Fiber Art by the Pacific Northwest African American Quilters offers a luminous, evocative portrait of quilt making. Introduced with a spectacular foreward by noted quilter, folk artist and lecturer Rachel Clark. Edited by Gwen Maxwell-Williams. 2010.

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Gifted: Art Quilts Featuring African Amercan History Makers by Aisha Lumumba, www.amazon.com/...

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Hot off the press from Aisha Lumumba - a first in a series of Quilt + Story books. This volume focuses on childhood adventures. Enjoy!

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Always There: The African-American Presence in American Quilts by Cuesta Benberry. Landmark book - from slave-made quilts to 20th century quilts. Do you have in your library?

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Dancing at the Louvre: Faith Ringgold's French Collection and Other Story Quilts by Dan Cameron. 1998. Gorgeous book of a Faith quilt series.

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Accidentally on Purpose: The Aesthetic Management of Irregularities in African Textiles and African-American Quilts by Eli Leon. 2007. Eli has been documenting African American quilters for a couple decades now.

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The Ebony Stitchers Quilt Guild published "Artistic Expressions of Quilters of Color"! This 48-page softcover book features quilts and profiles of 33 quilters! 2010.

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African American Quiltmaking in Michigan by Marsha L. MacDowell. 1998.

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Trails, Tracks, Tarmac: African American Narrative Quilts from Anne Arundel County, Maryland by Dr. Joan M. E. Gaither. 32 pages. 2008. www.joangaither.com/

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Nine quilters featured

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One quilter's story

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An important history book

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Beautiful quilts

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    Diana Bracy

    I own this one and just love looking through it, over and over, again.

Baseball and quilts

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Quilts from the Montgomery Museum of Fine Art

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Inspirational

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African impact in quilts

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Groundbreaking classic

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A classic

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    Diana Bracy

    A friend of mine in is this book. Her name is Girtia Lukes of Las Vegas.

Great inspiration

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    Diana Bracy

    I own this book and love it.

Controversial but interesting

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    Diana Bracy

    I own this one and we taught my daughter's church teens how to quilt and the story. We enjoyed ourselves and the kids took another class to make rag quilts.

Soulful quilts

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    Diana Bracy

    This one is on my "to get" list.