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The Cuesta Benberry Quilt and Ephemera Collection

Afro-American Women and Quilts
Cuesta Benberry, Annette Ammen, Lois Mueller and the Kinloch Community Center Ladies
St. Louis, Missouri
53" x 78"
MSU Museum Accession 2008:119.1, Gift of George Benberry
Photo by Pearl Yee Wong, all rights reserved by MSU Museum

Afro-American Women and Quilts is the only quilt that Cuesta made. In every block in this sampler quilt, Cuesta uses a visual symbol to pay tribute to quilts made by different African-American quiltmakers.

By Mary Worrall, from the exhibit Unpacking Collections: the Legacy of Cuesta Benberry, An African American Quilt Scholar

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