Monday, April 6, 2009

Our Voices in the Fabric...

The history of quilts and quilting in America is rich and varied, influenced by many different ethnic groups and individual quilters. This "history" is, in fact, almost exclusively a "herstory." If in fact the way a quilt is made tells the story of its maker, and the times in which its maker lived, then in America, the stories told by quilts are usually women's stories. Sometimes these stories, written in fabric not in words, are the only stories surviving of women who may have had no other voice or creative outlet. Quilts have many stories to tell.

As a quilt artist, my goals are elicit varied responses and engage in conversation from those who view my quilt art; and also to contribute to the growing field of African-American Quilt Art.

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