Hartwell, Peggie Lois. (b. 1939; active Summerville, SC, 2015)

Bibliography and Exhibitions


Asheville (NC). YMI Culture Arts Center.
PEGGIE HARTWELL: A Quilter's Spirit.
Solo exhibition.

New York (NY). Caelum Gallery.
Solo exhibition of quilts.

New York (NY). Foundling Hospital.
PEGGIE HARTWELL: Vanished Images.
Solo exhibition.


ATLANTA (GA). Spelman College Museum.
In the Spirit of the Cloth: Contemporary African American Quilts.
February-July, 1998.
Group exhibition. Included: Carole Harris, Peggie Hartwell, Carole Lyles Shaw, et al.

CHARLOTTE (NC). Mint Museum of Art.
Spirits of the Cloth: Contemporary Quilts by African American Artists.
New York: Clarkson N. Potter, 1998.
192 pp., 150 color illus. Pref. Faith Ringgold; curated by Dr. Carolyn Mazloomi and David McFadden. A selection of 50 quilts which deploy a wide variety of materials and techniques, from abstract patterns to figurative works with cultural narratives. The exhibition, organized by the American Craft Museum, features the work of 30 members of the Women of Color Quilter's Network (an organization of 1,200 male and female quilters nationwide). Includes: Cathleen Richardson Bailey, Sandy Benjamin-Hannibal, Tina Williams Brewer, Donnette A. Cooper, Michael A. Cummings, Adriene Cruz, L'Merchie Frazier, Sandra K. German, Myrah Brown Green, Frances Hare, Virginia R. Harris, Peggy L. Hartwell, Kyra Hicks, Sharon Kerry-Harlan, Anita Holman Knox, Betty Leacraft, Sherry Whetstone McCall, Dindga McCannon, Winnie Akisi McQueen, Gwendolyn A. MaGee, Ed Johnetta Miller, Edna J. Patterson-Petty, Barbara Pietela, Faith Ringgold, Sandra Smith, Jim Smoote, II, Ruth A. Ward, Sherry Whetstone-McCall., and others. [Traveled to Renwick Gallery, Washington, DC; Blaffer Gallery, University of Houston, and other locations.] Sq. 8vo, cloth, d.j. First ed.

COLUMBUS (OH). Elijah Pierce Gallery, King Arts Complex.
Textural Rhythms: Constructing the Jazz Tradition, African American Quilts.
February 8-March 31, 2007.
128 pp. exhib. cat., illus. Curated by Carolyn Mazloomi. An exhibition of 64 contemporary African American quilts by 55 artists. Includes: Alice Beasley, Tina Williams Brewer, Wendell George Brown, Bisa Butler, Marion Coleman, Carolyn Crump, Adriene Cruz, Michael Cummings, Myrah Brown Green, Carole Harris, Peggie Hartwell, Kyra Hicks, Lawana Holland-Moore, Betty Leacraft, Sonji Hunt, Celeste Janey, Gwendolyn A. Magee, Edjohnetta Miller, Charlotte Hill O'Neal, Keisha Roberts, Carole Lyles Shaw, Jim Smoote, Valerie C. White, Trish Willaims, et al. [Traveled to: California African-American Museum, Los Angeles, CA, September 2-October 28, 2007; Reginald F. Lewis Museum, Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD, November 18, 2007-March 30, 2008; New York State Museum, Albany, NY, December 21, 2008-March 1, 2009; American Folk Art Museum, New York, March 23-August 23, 2009; Museum of Texas Tech, Lubbock, TX, January 24-March 21, 2010, Anacostia Museum & Center for African American History & Culture, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, April 4-August 8, 2010, Museum of the African Diaspora, San Francisco, January 27-April 24, 2011; and other venues.] 4to (10.9 x 8.5 in.), hardcover. First ed.

COLUMBUS (OH). Ohio Historical Society.
Quilts with Soul.
December 12, 2010-February 28, 2011.
Group exhibition. Included: Carolyn Mazloomi, Peggie Hartwell, Anita Knox, Ed Johnetta Miller, Mary Reed Daniel, and Sandra Gould Ford.

HARTFORD (CT). CRT's Craftery Gallery.
African-American Fibre Artisans. Textiles & Quilts.
October-December, 1991.
Exhibition announcement. Curated by Ed Johnetta Miller and Margaret Penn. Artists include: include Valrie [cq] Bailey, Cuesta Benberry, Betty Cameron, Kimberly Camp, Viola Canady, Fannie Chaney, Adriene Cruz, Michael Cummings, Darlyne Dandridge, Shirley Kimbrough Grear, Michael D. Harris, Peggie Hartwell, Napoleon Jones-Henderson, Hattie Henry, Laura Hudson, Edna Saforth Johnson, Anita H. Knox, Carolyn L. Mazloomi, Winnie McQueen, Ed Johnetta Miller, Maudestean Perkins, Barbara Pietila, Michaeline Reed, Marie Wilson, the Mark Twain Elementary School Quilters. Single sheet.

Black Threads: An African American Quilting Sourcebook.
Jefferson (NC): McFarland & Co., 2003.
ix, 242 pp., 12 color plates, approx. 29 b&w illus., index. Foreword by Questa R. Benberry. Historical overview, timeline, list of museums and galleries with quilts and invaluable bibliography of African American quilting traditions with over 1,700 bibliographic references that include books, exhibition catalogues and greeting cards, Hicks also includes a study on Internet usage among African American quilters. 4to (10 x 7.3 in.), laminated pictorial papered boards..

JOHANNESBURG (South Africa). International Quilt Conference.
Conscience of the Human Spirit: The Life of Nelson Mandela.
July, 2014.
Group exhibition of 80 quilts honoring Nelson Mandela (51 by U.S. artists.) Organized by the Michigan State University Museum of Art and the Women of Color Quilters Network. Included: Regina Abernathy, Allyson Allen, Renee M. Allen, Gwendolyn Aqui-Brooks, Carol Beck, Julius Bremer, Dorothy Burge, Bisa Butler, Helen Butler, Cynthia H. Catlin, Andrena Stoddard Coleman, Marion Coleman, Laura Croom, Carolyn Crump, Adriene Cruz, Jacqueline Dukes, Elmira Essex-Sizemore, Ife Felix, Deborah Fell, Michelle Flamer, Marjorie Diggs Freeman, Laura Gadson, Pamela George-Valone, Rose Mary Green, Sandra M. Hankins, Peggie Hartwell, Marla A. Jackson, Gloria Kellon, Jacqueline Johnson, Sharon Kerry-Harlan, Betty Leacraft, Harriette Alford Meriwether, Patricia A. Montgomery, Phina Nkosi and Vangile Zulu, Sandra E. Noble, Marlene O'Bryant-Seabrook, Valarie Pratt Poitier, Latifah Shakir, Denise M. Sheridan, April Shipp, Carole Gary Staples, Valerie C. White, Sauda A. Zahra, Sabrina Zarco, et al. [Traveled to: National Afro American Museum and Cultural Center, Wilberforce, OH, April 7-October 7, 2016.]

LOUISVILLE (KY). Museum of History and Science.
Always There: The African-American Presence in American Quilts.
February 7-March 31, 1992.
132 pp., 45 illus. (37 in color), bibliog. Ground-breaking text by Cuesta Benberry. Important original research by a leading quilt historian. Covers slave-made ante-bellum quilts through quilters of the 20th century, African American quiltmaking outside the U.S., a biography of Elizabeth Keckly, and addresses numerous other topics. 19th century quiltmakers include: Fanny Cork, Susie King Taylor, Sarah Miller, Mimma Thompson Perkins, James Perkins, Emma Perkins Wilbourn, Eva Perkins. Some of the 20th century and contemporary quiltmakers mentioned include: quilt designer Benjamin Irvin, Lila A. Kelley-Brown, Lizzie Shavers, Mary Bell Berry (portrait); Caroline Coleman, Jessie Telfair, Yvonne Wells, Peggie Hartwell, Anita Holman Knox, Viola Canady, the Quilters of Gee's Bend, Carole Harris, Dorothy Nelle Sanders, Luella Jones, Jean Linden, Lilian Beattie, Dorothy Holden, Carolyn Mazloomi, Bill Williams, Michael Cummings, Jim Smoote, Marie Wilson, Frances M. Jolly, Johanna Davis. The final section focuses on artists, including: Romare Bearden, John Biggers, Tyrone Geter, Paul Goodnight, Varnette Honeywood, Jerry Pinkney, Horace Pippin, Faith Ringgold, Dorothy Nelle Sanders, Mary Effie Newton. [Traveled to: San Diego Historical Society, San Diego, CA; Museum of American Folk Art, New York, NY; The Valentine Museum, Richmond, VA; Anacostia Museum, Washington, DC; Spencer Museum of Art, Lawrence, KS; Minnesota Museum of American Art, Minneapolis, MN; Museum of American Life and Culture, Dallas, TX.] 4to (28 cm.), wraps. First ed.

Journey of Hope: Quilts Inspired by President Barack Obama.
Voyageur Press, 2010.
216 pp. exhib. cat., color illus. of 200+ quilts. Texts by Carolyn L. Mazloomi; foreword by Meg Cox. [Curated by Caroline Mazloomi, the exhibition opened with 16 quilts in Yokohama, Japan at the 2009 Yokohama Quilt Show; the full exhibition opened at the National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center, Wilberforce, OH, December 18, 2009-December 18, 2010; Hampton University, Hampton, VA, May 22-June 30, 2013; and the DuSable Museum, Chicago, IL.] 4to (10.4 x 8.9 in.), wraps.

MIDDLEBURY (VT). Middlebury College Museum of Art.
Stories in Art.
Group exhibition. Included: Peggie Hartwell.

NEW YORK (NY). The Gallery at the American Bible Society.
Threads of Faith: recent works from the Women of Color Quilters Network.
January 23-April 17, 2004.
172 pp. exhib. cat., color illus. 53 quilts with religious subject matter. Juried exhibition sponsored by the Women of Color Quilters Network. Includes: Gwendolyn Aqui, Cathleen Richardson Bailey, Tina Williams Brewer, Adriene Cruz, Michael A. Cummings, Michele David, L'Merchie Frazier, Peggie Hartwell, Marla Jackson, Cynthia Lockhart, Gwendolyn A. Magee, Ed Johnetta Miller, Sherry Whetstone-McCall, Diane Pryor-Holland, Trish Williams, et al. [Traveled to: National Museum of African American History, Boston, January 2-March 31, 2005 (selections from full exhibit); The Mennonite Heritage Center, Harleysville, PA, July 15-October 15, 2005; Cincinnati Museum Center, Cincinnati, OH, November 15, 2005-February 28, 2006; Huntington Art Museum, Huntington, WV, October 1-December 30, 2006; King-Tisdale Art Center, Savanna, GA, July 9, 2006-September 15, 2006.] 4to (29 cm.; 11.2 x 9.6 in.), cloth. First ed.

NORTH CHARLESTON (NC). North Charleston City Hall.
9th Annual African American Fiber Art Exhibition: Maya Angelou.
April 30-June 19, 2015.
Group exhibition. Curated by Torreah "Cookie" Washington. Included: Casandra Allen (CT), Cathy Alvarez (GA), Yvonne Anderson (NY), Pauline Barrett (TX), Carolyn Brackat (SC), O.V. Brantley (GA), Karen Brown (SC), Lenora Brown (SC), Cynthelia Cephas (NJ), Billie Cunningham (OH), Andrea Monilola Curtis-Foster (SC), Joyce Daniels (GA), Jacqueline Dukes (OH), Angela Ferguson (GA), Angela Franklin (OH), Katrina Gorman (TX), Gloria Grandy (CA), Peggie Hartwell-Hackmer (SC), Kianga Jinaki (FL), Jacqueline Johnson (NY), Sandra Johnson (CA), Asake Denise Jones (PA), Cookie Keeling-Patterson (GA), Arianne King Comer (SC), Evelyn Oliver Knight (CT), Catherine Lamkin (SC), Aisha Lumumba (GA), Kanika Marshall (CA), Dindga McCannon (NY), Apanaki Minerve (Ontario), Bridget Murray (SC), Elaine Parker (GA), Rosalind Spann (CT), Rita Strickland (NY), Antonia Torres (CT), Gladys Wilburn (CA), Irene Wiley (NY), Tony Williams (OH).

WILBERFORCE (OH). National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center.
Quilting African American Women's History: Our Challenges, Creativity, and Champions.
January 5-May 31, 2008.
Exhib. cat., color illus. Curated by Carolyn Mazloomi. Includes: Tina Williams Brewer, Adriene Cruz, Michael Cummings, Laura R. Gadson, Peggie Hartwell, Lawana Holland-Moore, Anita Colman Knox, Viola Burley Leak, Gwendolyn A. Magee, Edna J. Patterson-Petty, Sherry Shine, Jim Smoote, Trish Williams, et al. [Traveling exhibition.] 4to, wraps.