Monday, March 01, 2010

African-American Women Quilters: A Hidden Gem - Indianapolis


Visit African-American Women Quilters: A Hidden Gem at the Indianapolis Art Center from now until April 13, 2010. Ruby Ballard-Harris (photo) is the exhibit curator and art instructor at the Center. Quilts featured in the show are by: Linda Gray (her quilt "Family Likened a Tree" is in photo), Beverly Jones, Aileen King, Rubbie M. Johnson and Mrs. Ballard-Harris. Click here to see the Channel 13 news interview with Mrs. Ballard-Harris. If you see the show, please drop a note and let us know about the quilts! Enjoy!

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

About last year or so I saw on PBS's Antique's Road Show two people who brought in an actual quilt made by slaves. I've always wonder, since I'm sure they didn't sell it, where it's on display. Do you know? I love your site and the quilt books selections and am your new follower. -Haupi

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Kyra said...

Haupi,

Thanks for visiting the Black Threads blog - glad you enjoy it. For the quilts on the Antique's Road show, they are likely in private collections. The show is one of my favorites.

Kristi Bernard said...

I love the idea of teaching young girls to quilt. Beautiful post. Thanks for sharing.