Sunday, September 05, 2010

John Sims labors with Amish Quilters

Are you familiar with the quilts of John Sims? In this photo from 2005, he and a few Amish quilters are sewing on the piece "Civil Pi Movement." John Sims specializes in math-based quilts. In 2008, he exhibited 13 quilts in the show Square Roots: A Quilted Manifesto. Read an interview with him by noted art curator A. M. Weaver on the BOMBlog. Enjoy!


Ramona Lindsey said...

I am glad you have taken up the mission of educating the world about the contributions of black quilters. It is also inspiring to see the accomplishments of black male quilters. I introduced quilting to my fourth graders. The boys were initially reluctant, but many developed a love for the art. I now have an example of a male quilter to share with them.

Kyra said...


Thank you for your kind note! Would love to showcase the quilts of your fourth graders here in the blog.

Best, Kyra

Karoda said...

Gotta love Sims for his sense of comic relief I see that underlies his socio-political statements...I think its the influence of that up-south Blue Collar edge! lol