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This web site has been created in response to frustration I experienced personally in trying to find information online about historical as well as contemporary African-American quilters. Through my networking with African-American and other quilters, I discovered that I was not alone in my desire to have access to this type of information. Additionally, it became evident that in general, the work of African-American quilters is far too often either pigeon-holed, unknown or ignored.
As I began ferreting out African-American quilt-related web sites and resource information consistently, I also began to accumulate an amazing amount of information about the quilting and textile traditions of other ethnic groups. Thus the decision to develop a more broadly based site was made.
I hope you find this web site to be interesting, informative and useful. Since I am an HTML novice, the site is still very much in development and will probably go through many organizational, structural and cosmetic changes over the next few months as I become more proficient and find the time to "play" with it.
If you have any suggestions or know of sites and/or resources that should be included, please e-mail me or comment in the Guest Book. In the meantime, enjoy!
Gwendolyn A. Magee (Gwen)