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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120 by Taylor Edwards Taylor Edwards 120, 2010
fabric, rick rack trim
Crying and crying,
Melodious strings of geese
Passing a graveyard.

The way I felt during the process of making my quilt was comfortable because I had already been in Marla Jackson’s sewing class during the summer. I also felt glad to be back in her presence and glad to make another quilt. I loved this project because we didn’t have to do any work in English besides working on the quilts. I think we should do this again. I chose the colors that were on the quilt because I thought they went with the haiku that my quilt was based on.
Taylor Edwards
age 15, ninth-grader at Central Junior High School