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The Quilting Sisters of Color  focus is to preserve and promote an appreciation of quilting as an art form, particularly from the African-American tradition. The exhibit consists of quilts of various sizes, art forms, machine and hand quilted.

The Quilting Sisters of Color focus is to preserve and promote an appreciation of quilting as an art form, particularly from the African-American tradition. The exhibit consists of quilts of various sizes, art forms, machine and hand quilted.

‘Slave Ship Henrietta Marie,’ made by Michael Cummings, made in New York, 2007, hand and machine stitched, painted and embellished, 120 x 156”

'Slave Ship Henrietta Marie,' made by Michael Cummings, made in New York.

AFRICAN AMERICAN QUILTING TRADITIONS - quilt fusion ...some of our ancestors were enslaved in Africa and came to the U.S.

AFRICAN AMERICAN QUILTING TRADITIONS - quilt fusion ...some of our ancestors were enslaved in Africa and came to the U.S.

Deborah Pettway Young (American, 1916-1997). “Roman Stripes” variation, c. 1960.  The Quilts of Gee's Bend exhibit at the Cleveland Art Museum

Deborah Pettway Young (American, “Roman Stripes” variation, c. The Quilts of Gee's Bend exhibit at the Cleveland Art Museum

Secret messages in the form of quilt patterns aided slaves escaping the bonds of captivity in the Southern states before and during the American Civil War.

Mary Taylor-Underground Railroad Quilt Code Secret messages in the form of quilt patterns aided slaves escaping the bonds of captivity in the Southern states before and during the American Civil War.

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.

The Ebony Stitchers Quilt Guild published "Artistic Expressions of Quilters of…

https://flic.kr/p/8rrUHf | The Quilts of Gee's Bend | The Quilts of Gee's Bend London Convention Centre London, ON August 9, 2010

The Quilts of Gee's Bend London Convention Centre London, ON August 2010

Sampler of Freedom Quilt squares used in the Underground Railroad.

Sue's Underground Railroad Quilt -

Graphic African American quilt from Texas, 1960s - 70s.

Graphic African American quilt from Texas, -

1930s African American quilt, mostly wools.

African American quilt, mostly wools.

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