Communion of the Spirits: African American Quilters, Preservers, and Their Stories

November 19, 1998 – March 30, 1999

Arts and Industries Building
900 Jefferson Drive, SW
Washington, DC 20560

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.