February is Black History Month. Quilting has a rich history in the African-American community. From the improvisational beauty of the Gee’s Bend quilts to the lore surrounding quilts and the Underground Railroad to the thriving quilt guilds around the Chicago area, this time honored craft helps bridge the past to the present.
If you have not had a chance to see the Gee’s Bend quilts in a show, below is a link to a catalog of some of their spectacular pieces of art. The composition of these works is simple, yet speaks volumes.
Recently, we were invited to a meeting of the Needles and Threads Quilt Guild. This strong Guild of more than 100 members impressed us with the breadth and depth of their artistry and programs. We can’t wait to see what this incredibly talented group does next!
One of the goals of The Quilter’s Trunk is to curate a selection of world fabrics to intrigue and inspire all kinds of quilters and sewing enthusiasts. We have discovered a treasure trove of traditional African fabrics. These prints are colorful, full of movement, and joyful.
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Katie & Lisa
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