Quilter Kyra Hicks will give a talk, “Amazing African American Quilt History as Prelude,” on Tuesday, February 16,5:30pm, in Taylor Hall, room 203. This event is free and open to the public.
Included in the talk will be a slide show presentation of photos of quilts.
A self-taught, skilled crafter who uses cotton to explore political, religious, family and romantic themes, Hicks’s original story quilts are in the permanent collections of the Museum of Arts & Design in New York City and the Fenimore Art Museum in Cooperstown, NY. She has a keen interest in historical, investigative research and rediscovering the lives of quilters past.
Hicks is also the author Black Threads: An African American Quilting Sourcebook, the first comprehensive guide to African American quilt history and contemporary practice. Her other books include Martha Ann's Quilt for Queen Victoria (2007), This I Accomplish: Harriet Powers' Bible Quilt and Other Pieces (2009), and Quilters Questions: A Book of Curious Queries (2014).
This event is sponsored by the Art Department and is part of the Claflin Lecture Series.
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