The 131 quilts were assembled by Roland Freeman, a prominent photographer and documentarian of 20th-century Black culture.
While indigo’s etymology identifies it as a “product of India,” it has a long history.
Each shop features the quilter’s story and their array of offerings, with prices on works that range from $27 to $5,500 per piece.
As Radical Tradition affirms, the act of creating whole cloth from scraps is not just a matter of making ends meet, but an empowering act of reclamation.
In his new series, the artist has created 60 works created directly on or made from pre-1900 antique quilts.
The estate of art scholar and collector Eli Leon donated nearly 3,000 quilts to the UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive.
The artists in Piecework embed intriguing, coded messages into their quilts.
At one time or other these women’s craft was either considered lowbrow or was measured against the work of male contemporaries.
The American Folk Art Museum is digitizing the New York Quilt Project, an archive of over 6,000 quilts and their histories.
The American Folk Art Museum in New York is exhibiting wartime quilts made by British soldiers from their uniforms in the 18th and 19th centuries.
There is nothing about Sylvia Hernandez’s colorful quilts that is posturing, nor is the work ingratiating, playing up hackneyed tokens of Hispanic heritage.
Last year, the African American Quilt Guild of Oakland (AAQGO) — a group of about 80 women who meet monthly at senior centers amid sheafs of fabric and spools of colorful thread — embarked on an ambitious project: They would create narrative quilts that told the complex social, political, and cultural history of their California city.