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Harriet Powers

Born: Oct 29, 1837

Death: Jan 1, 1910

Birthplace: Clarke County

Nationality: United States

Harriet Powers

Date of Birth : Oct 29, 1837
Date of Death : Jan 1, 1910
Birth Place : Clarke County

Harriet Powers was an African-American slave, folk artist, and quilt maker from rural Georgia. She used traditional applique techniques to record local legends, Bible stories, and astronomical events on her quilts. Only two of her quilts have survived: Bible Quilt 1886 and Pictorial Quilt 1898. Her quilts are considered among the finest examples of nineteenth-century Southern quilting. Her work is on display at the National Museum of American History in Washington, DC, and the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Massachusetts.

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