Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Native American Quilters

"Dress Series: Green Crow" by Margaret Wood

I was interested in finding out more about Native American art quilters, but there's such a lack of info on the Web. There are Native American quilters who specialize in beautiful star quilts, which are usually given away at honor ceremonies, but art quilters? There have to be more out there, right? I suppose that if you're thinking "art quilt" in the sense of contemporary art quilt, some of the quilts in the past "To Honor and Comfort: Native Quilting Traditions" exhibit would definitely fit that category.

One that I found is Margaret Wood, who is Navajo and Seminole. She does beautiful work. Hers is one of the few Native contemporary art quilt sites that are current. I'll be interviewing her in the future for the podcast. The public really should know more info about the quilters featured in the exhibit because their pieces really are beautiful. I know that as an art quilter of color, how important is it to have different viewpoints in the creative world and art quilting's no exception.


QuiltingFitzy said...

I just visited Seattle and Tillicum Island, I was fascinated by what they called "button quilts". Try using that combo in a search, it might be of some help. Actually the folks at Tillicum might be a good resource too!

ACey said...

It would be time consuming but you could also consult individual rez cultural liasons.

diva of quilts said...

That's a really great quilt!! I would love to learn more about her and her quilting.