Stained Glass Lampshade
15” x 47” (diameter)
MSUM 2008:119.34, Gift of George Benberry
Photo by Pearl Yee Wong, all rights reserved Michigan
This lampshade is made in the stained glass style where each
applique piece is secured with a strip of black bias binding 1/4"
wide. This is a technique for which Viola was well known. It is
made of 6 panels 8" x 15", where each panel has an appliqued
daffodil, petunia, violet and green leaves. The bottom is bordered
in green scallops. 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.