Sewing Stories

Sewing Stories

Harriet Powers' Journey From Slave to Artist

Book - 2015
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"Harriet Powers learned to sew and quilt as a young slave girl on a Georgia plantation. She lived through the Civil War and Reconstruction, and eventually owned a cotton farm with her family, all the while relying on her skills with the needle to clothe and feed her children. Later she began making pictorial quilts, using each square to illustrate Bible stories and local legends. She exhibited her quilts at local cotton fairs, and though she never traveled outside of Georgia, her quilts are now priceless examples of African American folk art."--Amazon.com.
Publisher: New York :, Alfred A. Knopf,, [2015]
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780385754637
0385754639
9780385754620
0385754620
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations ; 29 cm.
Additional Contributors: Brantley-Newton, Vanessa - Illustrator

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