Black History Month: Quilting, Race and Ethnicity…

What, if anything, is distinct about quilts made by members of one racial group or another? The answer is easy! We cannot generalise. There are been far too many quilts made by people of different race and ethnicity to attach such generalisations. Despite this, many curators and collectors have tried to distinguish the differences among … Continue reading Black History Month: Quilting, Race and Ethnicity…

Black History Month: The quilters of Gee’s Bend

Gee’s Bend is a small, isolated, rural community in Alabama in the United States, which at the start of the 20th century was mostly populated by the descendants of slaves. By definition, they were very impoverished, but their lives became especially hard during the recession of the 1930s. The families had been forced to borrow … Continue reading Black History Month: The quilters of Gee’s Bend