Harriet Power's Bible Quilts.
This book documents the two known quilts designed and painstakingly crafted by Harriet Powers, an African-American woman born into slavery
in 1837. These quilts are composed of imaginative and highly personal
interpretations of scenes from the Old and New Testaments and are now in
the National Museum of American History in Washington, and the Museum of
Fine Arts, Boston. Sixteen of the twenty illustrations are in color. The
text explores the many influences on Powers' creative expression
and discusses the artist's own explanations of her work. This is an
important addition to a teacher's resource center at any level.