Fabric of A Nation: American Quilt Stories

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A mother stitches a few lines of prayer into a bedcover for her son serving in the Union army during the Civil War. A formerly enslaved  African American woman creates a quilt populated by Biblical figures  alongside celestial events. A quilted Lady Liberty, George Washington and Abraham Lincoln mark the resignation of Richard Nixon. These are  just a few of the diverse and sometimes hidden stories of the American experience told by quilts and bedcovers from the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Spanning more than 400 years, the 58 works of textile art in this book express the personal narratives of their makers and owners and connect to broader stories of global trade, immigration, industry, marginalization, and territorial and cultural expansion.

Artists include: Faith Ringgold, Sanford  Biggers, Irene Williams, Bisa Butler, Harry Tyler, Harriet Powers, Marie  D. Webster, Marguerite Zorach, Dorothy Phillips Haagensen, Rachel Cary  George, Florence Peto, Creola Pettway, Susan Hoffman, Molly Upton, Nancy  Crasco, Agusta Agustsson, Edward Larson, Michael James, Virginia Jacobs  and Carla Hemlock. 

  • Authors: Pamela Parmal, Jennifer M. Swope and Lauren D. Whitley 
  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: forthcoming from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, April 27, 2021
  • 240 pages, 10.5" x 9.8"
  • 120 illustrations
  • ISBN: 9780878468768
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