23 February 2011

The Improvisational Quilts of Susana Allen Hunter

I feel so happy to have come across the work of Susana Allen Hunter thanks to the lovely site of Rosa Pomar. When I saw these quilts I just sat and stared and took a big breath. They are so rich, layered and perfectly imperfect. One has the feeling that behind each and every stitch lays a story waiting to be told. These must be the most beautiful quilts I have ever seen and I felt so excited and eager to share them in this space. 
Susana Allen Hunter (1912-2005) was an African-American who lived in rural Wilcox Country, Alabama where she and her family were tenant farmers or sharecroppers. Below are some of her quilts. 



Susan Allen Hunter
Thank you!


5 comments:

  1. I could stare at these quilts all day. Each one is perfect.

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  2. So beautiful! Just lovely, simple, perfect beauty. Thank you for sharing these quilts...!

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  3. Check out this book (I wool be surprised if she's not in it). So inspirational on many levels!
    "The Quilts of Gee's Bend"

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  4. I have heard of the book, "The Quilts of Gee's Bend". Thank you for reminding me of it! I am going to see if our library has it.
    Hope you all are well and thanks for stopping by!
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  5. These are so beautiful! I just ran across them on your site and am still stunned. So lovely.

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