It is always great to have a friend to bounce ideas off of, and it is particularly great when that friend is an industrial designer who shares your alma maters. One of my besties, Erica Schwartz, helped me immensely on this project and designed fabric patterns inspired by the quilt quotes that I gleaned from the WPA Slave Narratives. Her designs are available on Spoonflower, and reflect the words “woman”, “make”, “cotton”, and “warm” – because a quilt is something a woman makes out of cotton to keep you warm! Thank you so much Erica!!!
Digital Humanities Exploration of Quilting During Slavery