Today in History–October 29–the Library of Congress features quilter Harriet Powers, born on this day in 1837. Harriet Powers used a traditional appliqué technique to record local legends, Bible stories, and astronomical events. Find out more about the quilting tradition by visiting the Today in History section, then click the links below to access more primary sources about this folk art form.
Quilts and Quiltmaking in America collection: images & oral histories
Aids quilt, Washington D.C.
Quilts and Quilting: Piecing Together Family History Minerva’s Kaleidoscope
Quilts Preserve Memories from America’s Library
Stitch a Quilt from America’s Library