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Cathedral Window Quilt
- Viola Canady
- Brightly colored African batik and printed fabrics are set within a matrix of black cloth, rendering vividly the effect of a stained-glass window. Viola Canady, a gifted quilter, often applied her skill to spiritual themes, and used quilting to build community. She founded the Daughters of Dorcas and Sons, a Washington, DC quilting guild that teaches and shares a love of quilting in local schools, hospitals, and civic centers. This piece visually honors the communities that form around African American religious practices and quilting traditions.
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- cotton, polyester, batting
- 28 1/2 × 24 1/2 in. (72.4 × 62.2 cm)
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