Cathedral Window Quilt

Anacostia Community Museum

Cathedral Window Quilt

Creator
Viola Canady
Caption
Brightly colored African batik and printed fabrics are set within a matrix of black cloth, rendering vividly the effect of a stained-glass window. Viola Canady, a gifted quilter, often applied her skill to spiritual themes, and used quilting to build community. She founded the Daughters of Dorcas and Sons, a Washington, DC quilting guild that teaches and shares a love of quilting in local schools, hospitals, and civic centers. This piece visually honors the communities that form around African American religious practices and quilting traditions.
Accession Number
1995.5009.0003
Restrictions & Rights
CC0
Type
quilt
Medium
cotton, polyester, batting
Dimensions
28 1/2 × 24 1/2 in. (72.4 × 62.2 cm)
Anacostia Community Museum
Record ID
acm_1995.5009.0003
GUID (Link to Original Record)
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dl8dfedec49-9f7b-44de-bcab-c8d878d31839