Honoring Zora Neale Hurston through Quilts

Zora Neale Hurston is thought to be one of the best authors of all time. While not widely honored during her lifetime, her works have stood the test of time and have only increased in popularity with each generation. An author who wrote about strong women, it is no stretch that quilters, which are far outnumbered by women, would honor her legacy. Developed in 2017 by Marla A. Jackson, executive director of the African American Quilt Museum and Textile Academy Museum in Lawrence, Kansas, the quilts traveled from her museum, to the Brown v Board of Topeka in Topeka, KS, to Tuskegee University in Tuskegee, AL. Please visit Suzy’s Fancy’s write up about the quilts on this month’s Quilts, Inc. website.