Thursday, July 19, 2012

African American Quilts Part I

The Bellevue Arts Museum in Bellevue, WA currently has a collection of African American quilts on display. I visited yesterday and thought I'd share some of my favorites.

I think most of these quilts were made purely for utilitarian purposes.  Perfection was not needed. Still, the quilts show an inherent sense of design I think most of us possess without even having to think about it too much.

Of course, some were clearly the result of quite a bit of thought about colors and layout.
I have more photos and will share them soon.

(If you're in the Seattle area, the exhibit will be up until early October.)

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Beedeebabee said...

They're all so pretty. I love old quilts...and I'm loving your quilt in the post below. It's just beautiful! :)

CitricSugar said...

Just lovely! Funny how we often call what we do "modern quilting" and yet, to look at these, they were either way ahead of their time or we're not as modern as we thought. :-)

Char said...

Thank you so much for sharing!

Robin said...

Oh, wow! I'm definitely going to have to try and get down there.