The Lynch Quilts Project

The Lynch Project is a series of 6 quilts (and counting), which explores the history and ramifications of lynching and racial violence in the United States of America through the textile tradition of quilting. The quilts explore the lynching phenonmenon from various perspectives including but not limited to collective memory, communal conflict, gender, healing and politics. For more in-depth information about the project visit www.TheLynchQuiltsProject.com.  You can also sign-up for the monthly project newsletter here.

Quilt I: Her Name Was Laura Nelson
Quilt I: Her Name Was Laura Nelson

Exhibited at Tube Factory 2017 as part of the exhibit, Keeper of My Mothers' Dreams.

Quilt I: Her Name Was Laura Nelson
Quilt I: Her Name Was Laura Nelson

Debut of the first quilt in the series. Quilt I in The Lynch Quilts Project series, © 2004. Installed at Gallery 2 in Chicago, IL. Quilt: glass beads, various fabrics - machine pieced and hand quilted - 123.5 ” x 90.5”. Quilt I, explores gender.

Framed Memories
Framed Memories

© 2004 Solid Cast Bronze with sisal rope, 96” x 36” x 1.5”. This piece was cast directly from a handmade wooden quilting frame ceated by Alexine Taylor. The frame was donated specifically for the creation of Her Name was Luara Nelson, Quilt I in The Lynch Quilts Project series.

Quilt I: Her Name Was Laura Nelson
Quilt I: Her Name Was Laura Nelson

Exhibited at Tube Factory 2017 as part of the exhibit, Keeper of My Mothers' Dreams.

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