Links & Resources


Kyra Hicks, Author of Black Threads, the most comprehensive reference on African American quilting.

Meg Cox, a former reporter for The Wall Street Journal, is one of the obsessive new quilters, and in The Quilter’s Catalog, she draws on all her skills as a journalist to write the essential resource for contemporary quilters.

Learning Resources

The Fabric of History: Depicting African American History Through Quilts.
Author(s): Rachel Klein, The New York Times Learning Network; Tanya Yasmin Chin, The Bank Street College of Education in New York City. Grades: 6-8, 9-12.

Overview of Lesson Plan: In this lesson, students will explore eras in African American history, then create quilts depicting important events and personalities from these eras. Click here for lesson plan.


Useful Sites I Like

Old Town Quilts

Grandma Likes To Sew


54-40 Quilt Guild

Quilter’s Review
Quilter’s Review

African American Quilters of Baltimore

African American Quilting Traditions

AIDS Memorial Quilt

Brown Sugar Stitchers Quilt Society

Bryerpatch Studio Gallery

Cultured Expressions

Ethnic Quilts and Fabrics


Quilts of Gee’s Bend—Washington DC

Great Lakes African American Quilter’s Network

Hurricane Quilts
a collection of art quilts by the South-East Art Quilters (SEA Q).

Its Here Ethnic Embroidery

Needles and Threads Quilters Guild

New England Quilt Museum

OnLine Quilt Shop


Pacific Northwest African American Quilters:

Quilt Ethnic


Quilters of Color Network of New York

Quilting Sistahs

Signatures in Fabric III

Sisters in Stitches (Quilt Show 2005)

Sisters of the Cloth

Studio Art Quilt Associates

Uhuru Quilters Guild

Artists’ Websites

Lauren Austin

Cathleen Richardson Bailey

African Textiles-Western Designs

Rachel Clark
Clothing for Body and Mind

Michael A. Cummings

Michele David

Valerie S. Goodwin

Carole Lyles Shaw, Artquilts and Collages

Dr. Carolyn Mazloomi, Artist, Curator, Author

Dr. Tracey Rico
Contemporary Ethnic Fiber Art

Faith Ringgold

Keisha Roberts

Lisa Shepard

Mary Louise Smith

Sandra Smith

Sheila Williams