Spirits of the Cloth: Contemporary African American Quilts

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Clarkson Potter/Publishers, 1998 - Crafts & Hobbies - 192 pages
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As the success of The American Quilt (Potter, 1993) shows, interest in the art of quilting -- and in beautifully illustrated quilt books -- is on the upswing. African American quilts are of particular interest because -- unlike European-American quilts that focus on pattern and technique -- they are often emotionally expressive and graced with narrative imagery.

Spirits of the Cloth celebrates this artistic tradition by showcasing 150 of the most stunning contemporary African American quilts in full-color photographs and by allowing their creators to expand upon the story that stands behind each piece.

African Americans who are looking for beautiful books featuring black collectibles, and everyone interested in the quilting tradition, will welcome this as one of the most important and gorgeous quilting books ever published.

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Preface by Faith Ringgold
Memories of Home
A Balm in Gilead

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