African American Quilters represent a significant percentage of traditional, modern and art quilters in the USA.
African American quilters work in every quilting category–and not all African American quilts are improvisational.
Here are a few important African American quilters resource books that I suggest you check out if you would like to learn more about the historical and contemporary story of African American quilters. These books are available at many public libraries, local bookstores or online at Amazon [click on the book title–this is an affiliate link]. (Note–I am proud to say that I have quilts published in some of these books.)
And Still We Rise: Race Culture and Visual Conversations by Dr. Carolyn Mazloomi
Here is a video interview with me about my work in this exhibit OR click HERE to go to the video site.
The Lord’s Supper Pattern Book: Imagining Harriet Powers’ Lost Bible Story Quilt by Kyra Hicks and Dr. Carolyn Mazloomi
Quilting African American Women’s History by Dr. Carolyn Mazloomi