• Dinga McCannon, Threads of the Past. (Photo: Gina Fuentes Walker).

Threads of Faith

Recent Works from the Women of Color Quilters Network

January 23–April 17, 2004

Created by members of the Women of Color Quilters Network, the works on view demonstrate how today’s African American artisans are reinvigorating a traditional craft form and developing religious imagery that reflects their lives and communities. The unique quilts in Threads of Faith represent a blending of African and European religious traditions and illustrate a variety of interpretations, styles, uses, and techniques. Many display the maker’s delight in experimenting with non-traditional quilting materials, such as shell beads, metal, glass, and bone.