Native Washingtonian. Quilter/Quilt Designer. Historian & Researcher. Federal Government Historian. Smithsonian Castle Volunteer /Docent since the 1970s. Contributing writer for the Precious Memories publications – Anacostia Community Museum. Lecturer & Teacher for various family history and quilting programs at the Anacostia Community Museum . Guide to Black Washington, co-authored with Sandra Fitzpatrick; Member of the African American Heritage Trail Advisory Committee; Member , Community Project Coordinator , & Sumner School Quilt Exhibition Coordinator for the Daughters of Dorcas & Sons. Member of the National Quilting Association, and American Quilter’s Society.
The three pieces selected represent my favorite areas of interest. The importance of documenting family history & memories with images, colors & symbols’; playing with color as a visual exercise; and using ancient shapes, languages, and carvings in a contemporary format. I find far more complex layers to explore and consider when presenting the past through a contemporary lens, and enjoy presenting the basic techniques of these quilting methods to others through hands-on sessions at the Anacostia Community Museum.