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Four Patch top
Willie Maddox
c1970
Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, Michigan
Cotton, cotton/polyester
76” x 94”
MSUM 7132.5
Photo by KEVA, all rights reserved Michigan State University Museum

Willie Maddox of Kalamazoo, Michigan learned quilting from her mother while growing up in Alabama. Because they did so much quiling in their home, the quilting frame always remained assembled and hung from the ceiling, ready to be lowered as soon as a top was ready to be quilted.

By Marsha MacDowell from, African American Quiltmaking in Michigan



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