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Cathedral Window Quilt

Object Details

Creator
Viola Canady
Medium
cotton, polyester, batting
Dimensions
28 1/2 × 24 1/2 in. (72.4 × 62.2 cm)
Caption
Brightly colored African batik and printed fabrics are set within a matrix of black cloth, rendering vividly the effect of a stained-glass window. Viola Canady, a gifted quilter, often applied her skill to spiritual themes, and used quilting to build community. She founded the Daughters of Dorcas and Sons, a Washington, DC quilting guild that teaches and shares a love of quilting in local schools, hospitals, and civic centers. This piece visually honors the communities that form around African American religious practices and quilting traditions.
Accession Number
1995.5009.0003
Type
quilt
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Anacostia Community Museum Collection
Data Source
Anacostia Community Museum
Restrictions & Rights
CC0
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dl8dfedec49-9f7b-44de-bcab-c8d878d31839
Record ID
acm_1995.5009.0003
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