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And Still We Rise:
Race, Culture and Visual Conversations
Carolyn L. Mazloomi
• Trace the path of African American history with a timeline of 97 original quilts by contemporary artists
• Explores 400 years of African American history with artists’ statements explaining their concepts
• Quilts were commissioned by the author for an exhibit touring museums in the U.S. through 2018
Contemporary quilt artists trace the path of black history in the United States with 97 original works exploring
important events, places, people, and ideas over 400 years. Arranged in chronological order, quilt themes include
the first enslaved people brought over by Dutch traders in 1619, the brave souls marching for civil rights, the
ascendant influence of African American culture on the American cultural landscape, and the election of the
first African American president. Other quilts commemorate and celebrate cultural milestones andmemories,
such as the first African American teacher, the Buffalo Soldier, the first blackman to playOthello on Broadway,
MuhammedAli, andMayaAngelou’s
I KnowWhy the Caged Bird Sings
.The 69 artistswho contributedworks
for this curated collection provide narrative explaining the important stories and histories behind the quilts.
Carolyn L. Mazloomi
is among the most influential historians of African American quilts in the
United States. Mazloomi is the recipient of the 2014 Bess Lomax Hawes NEANational Heritage Fellowship
Award, the highest honor our nation bestows upon its folk and traditional artists. She has written seven
books on African American quilts.
Size: 8 1/2" x 11" • 97 color images • 208 pp.
ISBN: 978-0-7643-4928-7 • hard cover • $34.99
Floor Cloths, Quilts, and Pages:
Create Traditional Floor Art Using Modern Techniques
Vyvyan Arata Rundgren
• Learn the traditional art of painted floor cloths through step-by-step instructions
• Experiment with cloth and paper to create floor quilts and pages
• More than 200 color images include how-to details and a gallery of inspiring finished works
Learn the traditional American craft of creating painted floor cloths and then experiment with fabrics and
papers to create beautiful floor quilts and floor pages. These colorful, painted canvases were developed in
Europe in the early 1400s, used as alternatives to carpets and for table coverings in homes and churches.
Durable and decorative, they were used widely throughout the 1700s and 1800s until they were replaced
by linoleum in the late 19th century. Today, homeowners enjoy them for their handcrafted, artisan appeal.
This five-part book with more than 200 color images includes step-by-step instructions for making floor
cloths, floor quilts, and floor pages, as well as a gallery of inspiring finished pieces in a wide range of styles.
Employing modern techniques and materials, these projects are easy enough for beginners but will also
appeal to crafters who want to expand their repertoire.
Vyvyan Arata Rundgren
has been involved in art all her life, but after moving to Virginia in the
1990s, she became interested in painted floor cloths. She is an instructor at the John C. Campbell Folk
School in North Carolina.
Size: 8 1/2" x 11" • 239 color images • 64 pp.
ISBN: 978-0-7643-4875-4 • soft cover • $16.99
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