Friday, February 21, 2014

SQC's 2014 Book and Resource List

Sisters Quilting Collective (SQC)

Highlighting African-American Quilters, Quilts and Textiles

2014 Book and Resource List

·         This I Accomplish: Harriet Powers’ Bible Quilt and Other Pieces, by Kyra E. Hicks

·         1.6 Million African American Quilters, by Kyra E. Hicks

·         Harriet Power’s Bible Quilts by Regenia A. Perry

·         Global Expressions: Decorating With Fabrics from Around the World, by Lisa Shepard

·         A Piece of My Soul: Quilts By Arkansans, by Cuesta Benberry

·         Always There: The African-American Presence in American Quilts, by  Cuesta Benberry

·         Treasury of Crazy Quilt Stitches, by Carole Samples

·         Stitched From the Soul: Slave Quilts from the Antebellum South, by Gladys-Marie Fry

·         Talking With Tebe’: Clementine Hunter, Memory Artist, by Mary E. Lyons

·         Crafted Lives: Stories and Studies of African American Quilts, by Dr. Patricia Turner

·         Hidden in Plain View : A Secret Story of Quilts and the Underground Railroad, by Jacqueline Tobin and Raymond G. Dobard

·         Bold Improvisation: Searching for African- American Quilts, by Scott Heffley


·         Gee’s Bend, by Elyzabeth Gregory Wilder

·         Gee’s Bend: The Architecture of the Quilt,  by William Arnett 

·         Dancing at the Louvre: Faith Ringgold’s French Collection and other Story Quilts, by Faith Ringgold

·         Signs and Symbols: African Images in African-American Quilts, by Maude Southwell Wahlman

·         Quilts Inspirited by President Barack Obama: Journey of Hope, by Dr.  Carolyn Mazloomi

·         Spirit of the Cloth: Contemporary African-American Quilts, by Dr. Carolyn Mazloomi

·         Textural Rhythms: Quilting the Jazz Tradition. By Carolyn L. Mazloomi

·         Threads of Faith by Carolyn Mazloomi and Patricia C. Pongracz

·         The Freedom Quilting Bee, by Nancy Callahan

·         Accidentally on Purpose. By Eli Leon

·         A Communion of The Spirits, by Roland L. Freeman

·         The Soul Art Of African American Quilts:  Nineteen Bold, Improvisational Projects by Sonie Ruffin

·         Quilt Africa by Jenney Williamson & Pat Parker

·         Anna Williams, Her Quilts & Their Influences by Katherine Watts

·         How to Make an African Quilt, The Story of the Patchwork Project of Segou, Mali by Bonnie Lee Black

·         Wrapped in Pride: Ghanaian Kente and African American Identify, UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History, Los Angeles

·         African Textiles by John Gillow

Exhibition Catalogues:

·         Amazing Wonders: Quilts by African–Americans of the Northern CA Region Oct 13-Dec 23, 2009

·         Just How I Picture It in My Mind: Contemporary African American Quilts From the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts (2006)

·         Stitching Memories: African American Story Quilts, The Oakland Museum (1990)

·         Who’D  A Thought It: Improvisation in African American Quiltingmaking, San Francisco Craft & Folk Museum (1987)

·         Will The Circle Be Unbroken: Four Generations of African American Quiltmakers, Museum of Craft and Folk Art (2006)

·         “Showing Up” Maximum-Contrast African-American Quilts, Richmond Art Center (1996)

·         Something Pertaining to GOD:  The Patchwork Art of Rosie Lee Thompkins, Shelburne Museum (2007)

·         Something Else to See :  Improvisational Bordering Styles in African-American Quilts, University Gallery, University of Massachusetts Amherst (1997)
Arbie Williams Transforms The Britches Quilt, Berkeley Art Center (1994)
Children Books:
·         Cassie’s Word Quilt by Faith Ringgold
·         Stitching Stars: The Story of Harriet Powers, by Mary E. Lyons
·         The Quilt Story, by Tony Johnson and Tomie dePaola
·         The Lord’s Supper Pattern Book: Imagining Harriet Powers’ Lost Bible Story Quilt, by Kyra E. Hicks
·         Stitchin’ and Pullin’: A Gee Bend Quilt, by Patricia C. McKissack
·         Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt, by Deborah Hopkinson
·         Under the Quilt of Night, by Deborah Hopkinson
  • Lets Quilt Our African American Heritage & Stuff It Topographically, by Carole Marsh

Doll Books:
·         The Definitive Guide to Collecting Black Dolls by Debbie Garrett
·         Black Dolls Proud, Bold and Beautiful by Nayda Rondon and Barbara A. Whiteman
·         Making Creative Cloth Dolls by Marthe Le Van
·         Dolls Old and New You Can Make (Vintage) by Helen Young
·         The Doll Blogs, When Dolls Speak I Listen by Debbie Garrett

Compiled by Sisters Quilting Collective (SQC) and Blue Nile Press, February 2014

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