Harriet Power's Bible Quilts.
This book documents the two known quilts designed and painstakingly pains·tak·ing
Marked by or requiring great pains; very careful and diligent. See Synonyms at meticulous.
Extremely careful and diligent work or effort. crafted by Harriet Powers Harriet Powers (October 29, 1837 – January 1, 1910) was an African American slave folk artist and quilt maker from rural Georgia, United States. Now nationally recognized for her quilts, she used traditional appliqué techniques to record local legends, Bible stories, and , 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 The National Museum of American History is a museum administered by the Smithsonian Institution and located in Washington, D.C., on the National Mall. It opened in 1964 as the Museum of History and Technology and adopted its current name in 1980. in Washington, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Massachusetts, is one of the largest museums in the United States, and contains one of the largest permanent museum collections in the Americas. . 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.