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Black Threads : An African American Quilting Sourcebook (Reprint) (Paperback) (Kyra E. Hicks)

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One million African Americans spend approximately $118 million annually on quilting. Some believe that recent studies of oral histories telling of the role quilting played in the Underground Railroad have inspired African Americans to take up their fabric and needles, but whatever the reason, quilters like Faith Ringgold, Clementine Hunter, Winnie McQueen, and many others are keeping the African American traditions of quilting alive. This is the first comprehensive guide to African American quilt history and contemporary practices. It offers more than 1,700 bibliographic references, many of them annotated, covering exhibit catalogs, books, newspapers, magazines, dissertations, films, novels, poetry, speeches, works of art, advertisements, patterns, greeting cards, auction results, ephemeral items, and online resources on African American quilting. The book also includes primary research done by the author on the Internet usage of African American quilters, a listing of over 100 museums with African American-made quilts in their permanent collections, a directory of African American quilting groups in 29 states, and a detailed timeline that covers 200 years of African American quilting and needle arts events.
Edition: Reprint
Genre: Social Science
Format: Paperback
Publisher: McFarland Publishing
Author: Kyra E. Hicks
Language: English
Street Date: March 2, 2016
TCIN: 51735111
UPC: 9781476667102
Item Number (DPCI): 248-30-3465
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