Lillie Mae Lee
Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, Michigan
Cotton/polyester with polyester filling
76” x 80”
MSUM 7246.1; Gift of Cheryl Lyon-Jenness
Photo by Mark Eifert, all rights reserved Michigan
State University Museum
Lillie Lee, who always pieced her quilts because she considers
applique too slow, has a book on quilting, "but don't look
at it much...I make up my own designs, because I can't do anyone
else's. They never go together like they should."
Kalamazoo resident Lillie Lee made quilts for sale to supplement
her income and as "pretties" on her bed.
By Marsha MacDowell from, African
American Quiltmaking in Michigan