L’dor vador: From Generation to Generation. Quilts: The Stories of Generations Ilene Goldis Grayev Ilene.email@example.com PSLA Conference April 30, 2009. Communities share culture through the creation of quilts. How is the culture of a society depicted in its textiles?
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Quilts: The Stories of Generations
Ilene Goldis Grayev
April 30, 2009
How is the culture of a society depicted in its textiles?
What features of a quilt enhance our understanding of a time and place?
Why is this type of artistic expression valued?
What do we learn about the community through quilts?
*Note: The first six quilts in this slideshow are from the exhibition, Gee’s Bend: The Architecture of the Quilt. The last four quilts are from the permanent collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and are not always on view.
…stories about a person’s life
…stories about family history
…stories of someone’s hopes and dreams
How are they different?
Mary Lee Bendolph gets ideas for her designs from the world around her - including clothing, her barn, others’ quilts, and the way the land looks when she’s high above it in an airplane.
What do you think she saw that inspired some of the designs in this quilt?
The quilt on the left was made by Pearlie Posey. The quilt on the right was made by her daughter, Sarah Mary Taylor.
What similarities do you notice about their quilts?
How would you describe each artist’s unique style?
Faith Ringgold based this quilt on her children’s book, Tar Beach, which is about Cassie, a young girl, who imagines that she can fly.
Here, Cassie, her family, and friends are enjoying a summer evening on the roof of their building in New York City.
Ringgold based this part of the story on her own childhood memories.
Gee’s Bend: The Architecture of the Quilt and African American Quiltmaking Traditions. Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2008.
Krinitz, Esther and Bernice Steinhardt. Memories of Survival. New York: Hyperion Books, 2005
McKissak, Patricia. Stichin’and Pullin’: A Gee’s Bend Quilt. New York: Radom House, 2008.
Polacco, Patricia. The Keeping Quilt. New York: Aladdin Books, 1988.
The Alliance for American Quilts http://www.allianceforamericanquilts.org
A Century of Quilts http://www.pbs.org/americaquilts
International Quilt Center and Museum http://www.International Quilt Study Center & Museum Discover The Collections Quilt Explorer.mht
http://www.Quilt Ethnic, Resources on Antique Quilts, Native American Quilts, Quilt Fabrics and much more.htm
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