From NKAA, Notable Kentucky African Americans Database (main entry)

Always there: the African-American presence in American quilts (book)

Written by C. Benberry (Kentucky Quilt Project),  this work includes Kentucky quilters such as Fanny Catlett, born in 1859 in Birmingham, KY, and Minnie Benberry of Grand Rivers, KY. It also includes a quilt made by slaves in Richmond, KY.

The title Always there: the African-American presence in American quilts was first used for the traveling quilt exhibit shown around the country between 1992 and 1994.

For more see K. Johnson, "Quilt Records Donated to U of L Archives and Records Center," The Kentucky Archivist: Newsletter of the Kentucky Council on Archives, Spring 2000, p. 4; and Benberry, Cuesta, et al, Always There: the African-American Presence in American Quilts. Louisville, KY: Kentucky Quilt Project, Inc., 1992.

Kentucky County & Region

Read about Marshall County, Kentucky in Wikipedia.
Read about Livingston County, Kentucky in Wikipedia.
Read about Madison County, Kentucky in Wikipedia.

Kentucky Place (Town or City)

Read about Birmingham, Kentucky in Wikipedia.
Read about Grand Rivers, Kentucky in Wikipedia.
Read about Richmond, Kentucky in Wikipedia.

References

Cited in this Entry

NKAA Source: The Kentucky archivist: newsletter of the Kentucky Council on Archives (periodical)

Cite This NKAA Entry:

“Always there: the African-American presence in American quilts (book),” Notable Kentucky African Americans Database, accessed January 19, 2022, https://ukscrc001.net/nkaa/items/show/1185.

Last modified: 2021-10-08 16:54:40