A Communion of the Spirits: African-American Quilters, Preservers, and Their Stories
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A Communion of the Spirits: African-American Quilters, Preservers, and Their Stories

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A Communion of the Spirits represents the first national survey of African-American quiltmakers. It is also a personal record of how Roland L. Freeman's life has intertwined with the world of quiltmaking for almost sixty years--"as an African-American male; as a child who was deeply influenced by the cultural traditions and magical powers of quilts; and, for more than thre

Hardcover, 396 pages
Published October 1st 1996 by Thomas Nelson
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Freeman's project to document African-American quiltmaking in the United States is an ambitious one. He begins with his own history, how the women in his extended family exposed him to both quiltmaking and its magic. Eventually he ends up as a photographer exploring the folkways of Mississippi, and his interest in quilts begins to take over. He ends up moving beyond Mississippi to the rest of the country, and the world.

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