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QuiltSpeak: Uncovering Women’s Voices Through Quilts

May 4, through Mar. 8, 2020

Quilts speak. They reveal voices from the past—specifically women’s voices.

Some of these voices have long been silenced by illiteracy, exhaustion, racial oppression, and gender inequity. But if we know how to listen, we can understand what the quilts are saying. They speak of skill and power. They speak of economy and ingenuity. They speak of memory and forgetting. They reveal the experiences of women whose lives skirted the periphery of written history. What can quilts tell us about their makers? What can they tell us about ourselves?

QuiltSpeak: Cedar Grove Quilters

QuiltSpeak: Nancy Pennington Talks about Her "Quilt" Jeans

QuiltSpeak: Stories Behind the Quilts with Andre Taylor

QuiltSpeak: A Conversation with Curator Diana Bell-Kite

QuiltSpeak: Behind the Scenes of the Exhibit