African American Quilters at New England Quilt Museum

The quilts  of noted contemporary African-American quilt artists Soniè Ruffin, NedRa Bonds, Sherry Whetstone, and Michele David are currently on display at the New England Quilt Museum. The exhibit is entitled  AFRICAN-AMERICAN QUILTS TODAY: A Celebration of Motherhood, Sisterhood & the Matriarchs. The exhibit continues through December 31, 2010.

According the curator Dr. Pearlie M. Johnson, the exhibition showcases the ways in which contemporary fiber artists combine Afrocentric themes and visual language with the concerns of contemporary African-American women, centering on work, family, friendship, religious values, and spirituality—issues that resonate with American women of all generations.”

For additional information visit the museum web site.

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