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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Old Couch by Jesse Melott Jesse Melott Old Couch, 2010
cotton
On my trouser leg
Are still a few strands of fur
From my long dead cat.

I chose this haiku because of the mental image that I got when I read it. We made our quilt with waves and contrasting shapes to add movement and dimension to the quilt. This project required focus, determination, and responsibility.
Jesse Melott
age 14, ninth-grader at Central Junior High School