I wanted to share with you a new book that I am working on. It's the story of
Harriet Powers the famous quilter. Harriet was a slave, but she became famous
by creating her storybook quilts that hang in museums today.
The book is called, "Sewing Stories". This is the opening illustration
for the story. Harriet is laid on handmade quilt by her mother in between
the rows of a corn field. I can only images what her mother was feeling.
Having to lay her baby down in a field with snakes and bugs while she
picked corn and cotton. Unnerving to say the very least. Here are
just a few of Harriet's fine quilts.