WA: Bellevue

WHERE: Bellevue Arts Museum.

House Top Quilt with Multiple Borders, Alabama, 1940s, Cotton, 86 x 67 in., Collection of Corrine Riley. Photo: Anthony Scoggins.

WHEN: Through October 7, 2012.

TITLE: Bold Expressions: African American Quilts from the Collection of Corrine Riley

BRIEF ABOUT: The exhibition also explores a variety of construction techniques and quilting. Fifty plus African American quilts on display, made entirely by women throughout the American South between 1910 and the 1970s, are celebrated for their bold improvisation and modern take on traditional quilting patterns.

     Many of the quilts are made from materials that were readily available to the makers, including flour sacks, old blue jeans and work clothes. This early form of recycling and reuse was a necessity that became the foundation for unique expression.

     MORE DETAILS: www.bellevuearts.org.

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