International Quilt Museum
African-American quilts are a significant segment of quilt history. They reflect the diverse traditions that merge to form our American quilt heritage.
African-American quilts come in every imaginable style: traditional patterns and original patterns, bold colors and subdued colors, as well as pieced quilts and story quilts. Like all American quilts, they vary from region to region, from era to era, and from person to person.
For twenty years, Dr. Robert Cargo, of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, championed self-taught artists, especially African-American quiltmakers from his home state. In 2000, the International Quilt Museum acquired a portion of his collection, which spans the twentieth century and represents locales all over Alabama, including urban areas such as Birmingham, rural areas like Greene County, and now-famous communities such as Gee’s Bend.
See additional quilts at: https://www.internationalquiltmuseum.org/collections/search