Links & Resources

Books

Kyra Hicks, Author of Black Threads, the most comprehensive reference on African American quilting.
http://www.black-threads.com

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.

Videos

Useful Sites I Like

Old Town Quilts
www.oldtownquilts.com

Grandma Likes To Sew
www.grandmalikestosew.com

Organizations

54-40 Quilt Guild
http://www.5440quilters.com/

African American Quilters of Baltimore
http://www.aaqb.org

African American Quilting Traditions
http://xroads.virginia.edu/~UG97/quilt/atrads.html

AIDS Memorial Quilt
http://www.aidsquilt.org

Brown Sugar Stitchers Quilt Society
http://www.nottheads.com/Art_Lit/BrownSugar/BrownSugar_photos.htm#

Bryerpatch Studio Gallery
http://www.bryerpatch.com/gallery/gallery.htm

Cultured Expressions
http://www.culturedexpressions.com/

Ethnic Quilts and Fabrics
http://www.ethnicquilts-fabrics.com/

FiberRevolution
http://www.fiberrevolution.com/

Quilts of Gee’s Bend—Washington DC
http://www.corcoran.org/exhibitions/Exhib_current.asp?Exhib_ID=69

Great Lakes African American Quilter’s Network
http://greatlakesaaquilters.tripod.com/

Hurricane Quilts
a collection of art quilts by the South-East Art Quilters (SEA Q).
http://www.miamisci.org/hurricane/quiltart.html

Its Here Ethnic Embroidery
http://www.itshere.net/

Needles and Threads Quilters Guild
http://www.needlesandthreadsquiltersguild.org/

New England Quilt Museum
http://www.nequiltmuseum.org/

OnLine Quilt Shop
http://www.whims.cc

Pacific Northwest African American Quilters:
http://www.pnwaaq.com

Quilt Ethnic
http://www.quiltethnic.com

Quiltart
http://www.quiltart.com

Quilters of Color Network of New York
http://www.qcnny.org

Quilting Sistahs
http://groups.msn.com/QuiltinSistahs

Signatures in Fabric III
http://www.artquiltnetwork.com/signatures.htm

Sisters in Stitches (Quilt Show 2005) http://www.quiltersmuse.com/sisters_in_stitches_quilt_show_2.htm

Sisters of the Cloth
http://groups.msn.com/SistersoftheCloth/_homepage.msnw?pgmarket=en-us

Studio Art Quilt Associates
http://www.saqa.com

Uhuru Quilters Guild
http://www.uhuruquiltersguild.org

Artists’ Websites

Lauren Austin
http://www.thatblackgirlart.com/

Cathleen Richardson Bailey
http://www.cathleenbailey.com/

I-B-Bayo
African Textiles-Western Designs
http://www.ibbayo.com/index.html

Rachel Clark
Clothing for Body and Mind
http://www.rdkc.com/

Michael A. Cummings
http://www.michaelcummings.com/

Michele David
http://www.creole-creations.com/

Valerie S. Goodwin
http://www.quiltsbyvalerie.com/

Carole Lyles Shaw, Artquilts and Collages
http://www.CaroleLylesShaw.com

Dr. Carolyn Mazloomi, Artist, Curator, Author
http://www.carolynmazloomi.com

Dr. Tracey Rico
Contemporary Ethnic Fiber Art
http://www.jaderico.com/

Faith Ringgold
http://www.faithringgold.com

Keisha Roberts
http://www.keisharoberts.com/

Lisa Shepard
http://www.culturedexpressions.com/about/index.shtml

Mary Louise Smith
http://community-2.webtv.net/MARYLOUISESMITH/MARYLOUISESMITH/

Sandra Smith
http://www.sandrasmithquilts.com/

Sheila Williams
http://www.sheilawilliams.com/