1000 Pricks. Powers

1000 Pricks. Powers

Harriet Powers (1837-1910) was born a slave in the southern states of the US. She is known as the “mother of African-American quilting” and designed and made quilts said to be the finest examples of the era. The quilts are made using bold, applique patterns and mix Bible stories with astronomical events. Only two examples survive today, both made after the American Civil War freed the Southern slaves.