Fabric of a Nation: American Quilt Stories

Fabric of a Nation: American Quilt Stories
Library Shelf Location 25a.STOC
Publication Date 01 Apr 2021
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 four hundred years, the fifty-eight 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, marginalisation, and territorial and cultural expansion. Made by Americans of European, African, Native, and Hispanic heritage, these engaging works of art range from family heirlooms to acts of political protest, each with its own story to tell.
ISBN 9780878468768
Quantity 1
Pages 240
Authors Pamela A. Parmal, Jennifer M. Swope, Lauren D. Whitley
Format Hardback
Publisher MFA Publications - The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Category Textiles
Keywords United States, Quilts, Immigration, Marginalisation, Industry, Heritage, Political protest
Language English

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