Vase of Flowers
24” x 36 1/2”
MSUM 2008:119.33, Gift of George Benberry
Photo by Pearl Yee Wong, all rights reserved Michigan
This wall hanging is depicts a vase of flowers. 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 2 1/4" solid black
border. The edges are turned front to back . 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.