Cat in the Window
21 3/8” x 27 3/4”
MSUM 2008:119.32, Gift of George Benberry
Photo by Pearl Yee Wong, all rights reserved Michigan
This wall hanging is depicts a gray cat in a four paned window
with a vase of flowers and gold curtains. It is done in the stained
glass style where each applique piece is secured with a strip of
black bias binding 1/2" wide. This is a technique for which
Viola was well known. There is a 3" solid black border. The
edges are turned in . It is not quilted.
Viola Canady founded a group called "Daughters of Darcus",
an African American quilting group and a division of the National
Quilting Association. Cuesta Benberry was made an honorary member
of the Daughters of Darcus by Viola Canady.