Thursday, October 7, 2010

1.6 million African American Quilters

1.6 Million African American Quilters 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.

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6 comments:

Stephanie said...

congrats for getting into the book. This book is something I would love to read. I collect AA quilts. I have two antique ones. I just love them. Steph in Columbia MD

Kyra said...

Thanks for sharing news of the book!

Pls get in contact - Thanks, Kyra
black.threads@yahoo.com

Lynn said...

I had the honor of being able to view an exhibit of art quilts by African American women in Sacramento, CA earlier this year and loved them all. The artists were from all over California. There were also some Gees Bend quilts as well on view. And a wonderful video of two elderly women talking about their quilt making from old clothing starting some sixty years ago. What history, what pride.

Sandra Scott Textile Artist said...

Thanks for all the information you share with us in blogging land. I like the techniques you use.

AFRICANFAB said...

Lovin' this book. I sure hope 1.6 Million quilters support our Sister Kyra by purchasing this book.

Lin said...

I just ran across this today, I'm going to post it on the African American Quilters Network Facebook page.