Heather Korostoff Murray: African-American Improvisational Quilts
Quilt collector Heather Korostoff Murray introduces us to African-American improvisational quilts: the unique qualities of these extraordinary textiles, their possible African connections, and the stories behind their creators, including their inspirations and astonishing talents. Heather's talk will focus on the lives and work of eight significant African-American improvisational quilt makers, with slides from her mentor's (quilt scholar and curator Eli Leon) extensive quilt collection and research. On exhibit will be several antique and vintage quilts from her collection,
illustrating the key characteristics of the genre.