"Words" Quilt

Sarah Mary Taylor, American, 1916 - 2000

Geography:
Made in United States, North and Central America

Date:
c. 1979-1983

Medium:
Cotton and polyester; running stitch

Dimensions:
79 x 68 7/8 inches (200.7 x 174.9 cm)

Copyright:
Research inconclusive. Copyright may apply.

Curatorial Department:
Costume and Textiles

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:
2006-163-10

Credit Line:
The Ella King Torrey Collection of African American Quilts, 2006

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Label:
Inspired by her aunt Pecolia Warner, who made a quilt with her first initial P, Sarah Mary Taylor designed a series of "word" quilts that play with the positive and negative shapes of letters. The text is not easily deciphered; some of the words have meaning if sounded phonetically.