The finest American quilts of the 20th century
are works of great beauty; striking design, extraordinary handwork, spectacular
piecing. But beyond their appearance, these quilts tell our stories and
at the same time, preserve these histories for future generations. Quiltmakers
have always used this medium as a means to serve intense artistic or personal
Quilts hold memories, moments, and lives.
Lynn Spriggs, Curator at the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA discusses
stories behind the Bible Scenes Quilt. The quilt's African-American
maker was a member of the Drake family.
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