Telling Stories of Black Life Rescued Him

The designer Ron Norsworthy explores his own experiences of marginalization in his textiles, installations and quilts.

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Saving the Artwork of the South: Deep Investment, and a Drone

From Birmingham to Gee’s Bend, the Souls Grown Deep Foundation is directly investing in Alabama communities where artists and quilters live, work — and struggle.

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Welcome to Barn-Quilt Country

Take a road trip in the Midwest to see a homegrown art form that creatively combines aspects of Americana.

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What We Learned From a Year of Crafting

Making things — masks, quilts, ceramics, mandalas — was a practical and sometimes political response to the moment.

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Lonnie Holley’s Life of Perseverance, and Art of Transformation

The Alabama artist and musician has arrived at a career milestone, with two exhibitions in the Hamptons and a gallery to map his future.

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Men’s Wear Is on a Quilt Trip

With a new take on timeless crafts and an ethos of reduce, reuse and recycle, designers across the spectrum are looking to patch things up.

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Gone but Never Forgotten in a Quilt

Members of the national Women of Color Quilters Network draw on personal experiences of injustice, turning their needlework into symbols of liberation, resistance and empowerment.

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Get a Hippie, Etsy Look This Fall, With Quilt Coats

Old patchwork blankets are getting new life as garments. But some preservationists cringe at ripping up heirlooms for fickle fashion.

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Cracking Codes With Sanford Biggers

“You don’t have to follow the norms,” says this artist who makes wrenching sculptures transformed by gunfire and radically altered heirloom quilts. A studio visit sheds light on his personal journey.

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AIDS Quilts for an Artist and His Partner, Sewn During a New Pandemic

Tom Rauffenbart had resolved to create a tribute to his partner, the artist David Wojnarowicz. A sewing circle of women took up the cause for both men, stitching through lockdown.

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