check out Kyra Hicks new book. she talks about the statistics of how many African American do quilt and are quilters. the fact that we do spend money on quilting. she also give you a list of African American guilds, quilting books by African American and a whole list of African American quilter who have websites and blogs on the Internet. Kyra also added 6 quilting blocks by Francine Haskins. for this book to be so little it is full of great information about us that i didn't know. i enjoyed the book it was very easy to understand and read. check it out. also this blog is mention in her book.