BHM: African American Quilters as Herstorians and Keepers of Our Dreams

I began a post this a.m. on women quilters, in honor of my grandmother . . .

When my grandfather died due to hospital negligence, my grandmother began a quilt for each of her children and all of her grandchildren. To each of us she bequeathed a final story before letting go of this world to join my grandfather in the next. I have always wanted to be a better quilter to honor her artistry and today I quilt together this post in her honor . . . (prof susurro upcoming post)

As I researched the post, I came across the video below, and grew still:

It is going to take longer to write this piece than I first imagined. And so, I give you this brief post for now.

Know more is coming.

2 thoughts on “BHM: African American Quilters as Herstorians and Keepers of Our Dreams

  1. I love Elsa Barkley Brown’s reference to quilting — and jazz and gumbo ya ya — as a way to think about history, difference and interrelations among white women and women of color. I also love Faith Ringgold sooo much! I’m looking forward to your post!

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