Harriet Powers’ Pictorial Quilt
Powers blended textile art techniques from the Fon of Dahomey and European quilting methods to create her unique quilts.
Kidd, Sue Monk. Invention of Wings. Viking, 2014.
Kidd’s novel about the abolitionist Grimke sisters includes discussions about Fon pictorial techniques.
Lyons, Mary. Stitching the Stars: The Story Quilts of Harriet Powers. Atheneum, 1993.
This children’s picture book highlights Powers’ Fon-inspired story quilts.