Everlasting Threads: Honoring Heritage and History (9781548722234)
GLAAQN Everlasting Threads joins the cannon of documenting the stitching history of Michigan Black Women. In 1887, Mrs. Delia Barrier founded the Willing Workers Club in Detroit. Affiliated with the Needlework Guild of America, this group of fifty members raised funds through the sewing and selling of quilts for at least forty years. The 1915 Michigan Manual of Freedmen's Progress included mention of quilters Miss Fannie Anderson (Detroit) and Mrs. Dennison Graine (Kalamazoo). In the 1990s, the late Carolyn Lucille Warfield documented Michigan African American quilting guild activities and shared her articles in community and regional publications. In 1997, Michigan State University published African American Quiltmaking in Michigan, the first comprehensive study of Black American quilts by any US state. Today, longtime Detroit News columnist Jocelynn Brown continues to promote crafters, needle artists and quilters, through her "Homemade" articles. Now and 50 or 100 years in the future, we'll know about GLAAQN and its members when other guilds may be forgotten.
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform (08/23/2017)
Paperback: 164 pages
Item Weight: 1.19lbs
Dimensions: 11.02h x 8.50w x 0.43d
About the Author
This labor of love is the end result of the vision of our organization's leadership to find an appropriate means to collect and display the beautiful work of art represented by the quilts designed, created and sewn by our members. There have been many attempts to define African American quilting. However, it is not limited to any specific design aesthetic or method because African American quilt artists leverage the full spectrum of quilt techniques, styles, fabrics and embellishments in unique ways. We are a blend of novice, intermediate and advanced quilters. The breadth of quilting styles in this book is amazing. Even more compelling are the stories each quilt tells and the inspiration that guided the quilt artist in its creation. Quilter's designs are presented in alphabetical order as each quilter's biography and quilt caption will intrigue you and lead you to eagerly turn the page to experience the next one and the next one. This book has given us an opportunity to share our individual stories and showcase a portion of our quilts and wearable art. It is also intended to honor the lives and the quilt history of our ancestors.
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