American quilter Harriet Powers

Deborah from Art Threads takes a closer look at two pictorial quilts made by former slave Harriet Powers in the 1800′s. She says, Harriet’s two quilts that survive today are some of the earliest examples of American story quilts and of African-American quilters’ work. See and read more here.

[tags]African-American quilters, American story quilts, pictorial quilts, applique, primitive, slave, Harriet Powers[/tags]

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