Bibliography and Exhibitions
MONOGRAPHS AND SOLO EXHIBITIONS:
GENERAL BOOKS AND GROUP EXHIBITIONS:
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.
HOOD, YOLANDA A.
African American Quilt Culture: An Afrocentric Feminist Analysis of African American Art Quilts in the Midwest.
JOHANNESBURG (South Africa). International Quilt Conference.
Conscience of the Human Spirit: The Life of Nelson Mandela.
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.]
JOHNSON, PEARLIE MAE.
African American Quilts: An Examination of Feminism, Identity, and Empowerment in the Fabric Arts of Kansas City Quilters.
Ann Arbor: UMI, 2008.
265 pp., list of 50 illus. bibliography. [Ph.D. dissertation; University of Missouri-Kansas City.] An in-depth interpretative analysis of fabric arts created by African American quilters in Kansas City; other fabric artists included in passing.
KANSAS CITY (MO). African American History and Culture House, University of Missouri-Kansas City.
Threads of Africa & Threads of Africa II.
June 14-July 30, 2002; August-September, 2002.
Back to back group exhibition of quilts by African American artists. Included: NedRa Bonds, Francelise Dawkins, Charlotte Hill O'Neal, Sonie Ruffin, Sherry Whetstone-McCall, et al.
KANSAS CITY (MO). American Jazz Museum.
First Light: Featuring Light in the Other Room.
January 6-March 2, 2003.
Group exhibition by members of the black Kansas City artists' coalition. Curated by Bing Davis. Included: Leroy Allen, Terry Beavers, NedRa Bonds, Bonnye Brown, Carolyn Cameron, Janine Carter, Henry Dixon, Dell Godbold, Anthony High, Ed Hogan, Ben Mercer, Dean Mitchell, Lonnie Powell, Robert Powell, Joseph Smith, Veronica Sublett, Andre Swaney and Sherry Whetstone-McCall.
Kansas City (MO). Culture House Gallery.
March 1-31, 2006.
Group exhibition of quilts.
LOWELL (MA). New England Quilt Museum.
African-American Quilts Today: A Celebration of Motherhood, Sisterhood & the Matriarchs.
October-December 31, 2010.
Group exhibition. Curated by Pearlie M. Johnson. Included: Sonič Ruffin, NedRa Bonds, Sherry Whetstone-McCall, and Michele David.
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.