Download PDF by Marsha MacDowell, Michigan State University Museum: African American Quiltmaking in Michigan

By Marsha MacDowell, Michigan State University Museum

ISBN-10: 0585211442

ISBN-13: 9780585211442

ISBN-10: 0870134108

ISBN-13: 9780870134104

A helpful, ancient contribution, this can be the 1st publication at the quiltmaking culture of African americans in Michigan. With 60 images of quilts, it brings jointly many photos within the exploration of African American quilting and examines quiltmaking as a kind girls have used to make contributions to the historical which means of the African American kin and neighborhood.

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Lastly, I want to thank Fred Bohm and Julie Loehr of the Michigan State University Press, Kathleen McKevitt of IDIOM, and graphic artist Nicolette Rose for seeing that these stories and artworks are shared by many through this publication. Credits Project Researchers Catherine Johnson Adams, Deborah Smith Barney, Marie Combs, C. Kurt Dewhurst, Wythe Dornan, Remi Kouessi-Tanoh Douah, Lisa Fishman, Ruth D. Fitzgerald, Deborah Grayson, Junius Griffin, Maryellen Hains, Kimberly Jenkins, Cheryl Lyons-Jenness, LuAnne G.

Lynne Swanson is Assistant Curator of Folk Arts and Cultural Collections Manager, Michigan State University Museum. She conducted research on African American quilting, wrote exhibition label texts, co-designed the exhibition, and coordinated all loans of materials. Ms. Swanson holds a master's degree in American studies from Michigan State University and has been involved in numerous research and exhibition projects related to traditional arts. Mary Whalen is a professional photographer based in Kalamazoo, Michigan, where she also works for the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts.

8. , 67. 9. , 44-75; Robert Farris Thompson, "African Influences on the Art of the United States" Journal of African Civilizations 3 (November 1978): 44; Gladys-Marie Fry, "Harriet Powers: Portrait of a Black Quilter," in Missing Pieces: Georgia Folk Art, 1770-1976 (Atlanta: Georgia Council for the Arts and Humanities, 1976), 16-23; Maude Southwell Wahlman, Signs and Symbols: African Images in African-American Quilts (New York: Studio Books, 1993), 64. 10. Quoted in Irene V. : Schenkman Books, 1981), 393.

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