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November 19, 1998 – March 30, 1999
Museum: Arts and Industries Building
Location: North Hall
Some 80 quilted pieces and 155 photos illustrate varying methods used by quilters and fabric artists across the country. Many of the quilts incorporate family photos. Based on 20 years of research, the exhibition documents the work of quilt makers who photojournalist Roland Freeman met as he toured the nation interviewing African Americans about their quilts and their family legacies. Quilters include Oprah Winfrey and Maya Angelou.