Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas
detail: Autumn Evening by William Thompson and Andreios Alexander

Native Son, Local Threads: Quilts Inspired by Richard Wright

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Autumn Evening by William Thompson and Andreios Alexander William Thompson & Andreios Alexander Autumn Evening, 2010
cotton
The whole experience has been great. It was fun creating this quilt. To be celebrating Richard Wright’s 100th birthday is special. Wright has written many wonderful novels, such as Black Boy, Native Son, and Rite of Passage, along with thousands of haikus. In our piece, the open road worked well.
William Thompson
age 15, ninth-grader at Central Junior High School

I like this haiku because of the one road trip I went on. My experience with this piece of work was fun and enjoyable. I hope to do it again another time.
Andreios Alexander
age 14, ninth-grader at Central Junior High School