An African American Quilting Sourcebook
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About the Book
One million African Americans spend approximately $118 million annually on quilting. Some believe that recent studies of oral histories telling of the role quilting played in the Underground Railroad have inspired African Americans to take up their fabric and needles, but whatever the reason, quilters like Faith Ringgold, Clementine Hunter, Winnie McQueen, and many others are keeping the African American traditions of quilting alive.
This is the first comprehensive guide to African American quilt history and contemporary practices. It offers more than 1,700 bibliographic references, many of them annotated, covering exhibit catalogs, books, newspapers, magazines, dissertations, films, novels, poetry, speeches, works of art, advertisements, patterns, greeting cards, auction results, ephemeral items, and online resources on African American quilting. The book also includes primary research done by the author on the Internet usage of African American quilters, a listing of over 100 museums with African American–made quilts in their permanent collections, a directory of African American quilting groups in 29 states, and a detailed timeline that covers 200 years of African American quilting and needle arts events.
About the Author(s)
Kyra E. Hicks
Foreword by Cuesta R. Benberry
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Bibliographic Info: 45 photos, tables, appendix, index
Copyright Date: 2016 
Table of Contents
1 One Million African American Quilters—Industry Overview 7
2 Bibliography and Resources 15
3 Museums and Galleries with African American Quilts 143
4 African American Quilters and Internet Usage 165
5 African American Quilters and Fabric Purchasing 183
6 African American Quilting and NeedleArts Timeline 207
7 Future Developments in African American Quilting 227
Book Reviews & Awards
“extraordinary…an impressive annotated bibliography…recommended”—Choice; “the first comprehensive guide to Afro-American quilt history and modern practice…a unique and invaluable guide”—Midwest Book Review; “a most comprehensive and fascinating overview…a wealth of valuable information”—Quilt Connection; “comprehensive…an amazing reference book”—The Professional Quilter; “comprehensive”—Patchwork & Quilting.