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Story Quilts

Street story quilt, by Faith Ringgold, USA, 1985. Street story quilt, by Faith Ringgold, USA, 1985. Courtesy Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, acc. no. 1990.237a-c.

Story quilt is a term used to describe a quilt, usually with appliqué details, which provides pictorial images that portray some episode of the quilter’s individual or family history. This type of quilt is usually associated with other types of African-American quilts.

Metropolitan Museum of Art online catalogue (retrieved 30 June 2016).

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