Zoom - Modern Quilts from my Grandmothers
This lecture is part quilt history and family history and part modern quilt inspiration. I will tell the story of four of my quilting foremothers who came before me, inspired their own generations and continue to inspire my modern quilt making.
• Jane Arthur Bond was a slave born in 1828 in Kentucky. She traveled as a wedding gift when the daughter of the family was married to Preston Bond in 1849. Jane had at least two children by Preston Bond, one of whom was my great grandfather Henry, born in 1865. Jane made quilts, some of which are featured in “Stitched from the Soul”.
• Louvinia Clarkson Cleckley was born in 1858 in South Carolina. She was my great grandmother. She made many quilts, some of which I have. She used solids and created sharp, graphic designs, some very traditional, some less so.
• Anna Gibson Bond was born in 1869. She was my great grandmother. She met my great grandfather Henry at Berea College. They married, and she had ten children in 18 years. She taught school, raised children and quilted. Some of her quilts were quite modern and ahead of their time.
• Ruth Clement Bond was my great aunt. She did not quilt herself but designed quilts. One of her quilts was named one of the 100 Best Quilts of the 20th Century.
• I’ll talk about these quilters and how their work has influenced mine.
6:30 Meet and Greet
6:45 Announcements by the President
7:00 Sarah Bond (questions via chat)
After presentation she will answer the chat questions.
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