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"Words" Quilt

Sarah Mary Taylor, American, 1916 - 2000

Made in United States, North and Central America

c. 1979-1983

Cotton and polyester; running stitch

6 feet 7 inches × 68 7/8 inches (200.7 × 174.9 cm)

Research inconclusive. Copyright may apply.

Curatorial Department:
Costume and Textiles

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:

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

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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.