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Hardback:Sewing stories : Harriet Powers' journey from slave to artist / Barbara Herkert & Vanessa Newton.:2015 Hardback Sewing stories : Harriet Powers' journey from slave to artist / Barbara Herkert & Vanessa Newton.
Sewing stories : Harriet Powers' journey from slave to artist / Barbara Herkert & Vanessa Newton.
Author: Herkert, Barbara,
Author: Brantley-Newton, Vanessa,
Publication year: 2015
Format: Hardback
Publisher: New York : Random House Children's,
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9780385754620 (hbk.) :
Notes:
Harriet Powers learned to sew and quilt as a young girl on a Georgia plantation, where female slaves produced textiles for the master's house. She lived through the Civil War and Reconstruction, and eventually owned a cotton farm with her family, all the while using her skills with the needle to clothe and feed her children. Later, she honed the skills she had learned as a child and began making pictorial quilts, using each square to illustrate Bible stories and local legends. She first began exhibiting her quilts at a cotton fair in Georgia and though she never travelled outside of Georgia, her surviving quilts are now priceless examples of African-American folk art. This is her story.
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