Racism: In the Face of Hate We Resist

Virtual Exhibition

An international juried exhibition featuring 63 quilts, Racism: In the Face of Hate We Resist shares stories of resistance and fortitude that have been integral to the survival of Black people in America.

This exhibition is part of Textile Center and Women of Color Quilters Network’s We Are the Story initiative. To see the exhibition at Textile Center, on view through June 12, 2021, make an appointment here.

Many of the quilts are on loan from the collections of the individual artists. If you are interested in purchasing a quilt that is for sale, please call into Textile Center at 612-436-0464 between 11 AM and 3 PM, Tuesday – Saturday.

(Featured artwork: Reckoning, Ruth Smith; Bloody Sunday, Sharon Kerry-Harlan; Don’t Shoot, Holly Cole; Dancing in Spite of Tear(s)/Gas, Eileen Doughty; The Threat Continues – Bite Back, Zinda Foster)

In the Galleries - Textile Center

Individual Quilts

Photographed by curator Carolyn Mazloomi

Enough
Allyson Allen
Sun City, CA
51” x 41”
NFS

And it’s Very Big AND
Dianne D. Gates-Anderson
Union City, CA
35” x 36”
NFS

The Fight Continues
Gwendolyn Aqui-Brooks
Wesley Chapel, FL
33” x 33”
$7,500

Murder
Ellen M. Blalock
Syracuse, NY
42” x 41”
$3,000

Generational Talks
Annie Chen
Minneapolis, MN
24” x 20”
NFS

Say Their Name
Tambra Chisolm
Baltimore, MD
35” x 31”
NFS

Massacres!!
Ora Clay
Oakland, CA
46” x 40”
NFS

Don’t Shoot
Holly Cole
Triangle, VA
38” x 34”
NFS

Equality for All
Laura M. Croom
Cleveland, OH
35” x 35”
NFS

Cracked Justice
Carolyn Crump
Houston, TX
66” x 78”
NFS

Waiting to Have My Say
Carolyn Crump
Houston, TX
39.5” x 32”
NFS

How Life Slips Away
Norma J. Dixon
Cleveland, OH
25” x 34.5”
NFS

Dancing in Spite of Tear(s)/Gas
Eileen Doughty
Vienna, VA
36” x 32”
$900

Lola’s Lament
Jacqueline Dukes
Cleveland, OH
24” x 24”
NFS

Dear White People
Michelle Flamer
Philadelphia, PA
41” x 53”
NFS

The COLORism of America
Renée Fleuranges-Valdes
North Charleston, SC
29.5” x 38”
NFS

Man with Locs (Handsome)
Jeanette Floyd
Lake Forest, CA
35” x 32”
NFS

The Threat Continues – Bite Back
Zinda Foster
Seattle, WA
36” x 34”
$725

Different Targets… Why?
Marjorie Diggs Freeman
Durham, NC
31” x 31.5”
NFS

The Letter
Lynette Gallon-Harrell
Seattle, WA
45” x 46”
NFS

Shirley
Gloria Gammage Davis
Philadelphia, PA
27.5” x 33”
$900

We Rise Up Over and Around ALL Fences
Mimi Goodwin
St. Paul, MN
32” x 43”
NFS

Generational March
Edith Gross
Belle Chasse, LA
37” x 51”
NFS

Icons of Despair
Maude Wallace Haeger
West Chester, OH
46” x 51.5”
$3,400

American Legacy
Deborah A. Moore Harris
Helotes, TX
47” x 46”
NFS

Breath
Peggie Hartwell
Summerville, SC
35” x 35”
NFS

Great Day the Righteous Marching
Cheryl Willis Hudson
East Orange, NJ
37” x 36”
NFS

Mother Akoben
Ingrid Humphrey
St. Augustine, FL
30” x 15”
NFS

Mama Floyd
Christina E. Johnson
Philadelphia, PA
35.5” x 35”
NFS

Chaos in the City
Maureen O. Johnson
Lakeville, MN
42” x 17”
$750

Dawn at the Million Man March
Gloria Kellon
Shaker Heights, OH
32” x 31”
NFS

Bloody Sunday
Sharon Kerry-Harlan
Wauwatosa, WI
50” x 50”
$8,000

The Sipuel Legacy
Beverly Kirk
Oklahoma City, OK
45” x 45”
NFS

Actions Speak Louder Than…
Evelyn Oliver Knight
Waterbury, CT
34” x 35”
NFS

Black and Blue
Evelyn Oliver Knight
Waterbury, CT
35” x 35”
NFS

Nation Time 2020: Power and Protection from Racial Terrorism
Betty Leacraft
Philadelphia, PA
36” x 35”
$3,100

Black Lives Matter
Viola Burley Leak
Washington, DC
36” x 42”
NFS

In the Face of Hate We Resist
Viola Burley Leak
Washington, DC
32.5” x 43”
NFS

Enough is Enough: Stop the Killing
Cynthia Lockhart
Cincinnati, OH
37” x 36”
$5,000

No Justice, No Peace
Lisa Longacher
Castle Rock, CO
13” x 16.5”
$400

Let Us Breathe
Ann Baldwin May
Santa Cruz, CA
37” x 35”
$3,200

I Have Lived with Injustice All My Life
Ed Johnetta Miller
Hartford, CT
49” x 60”
$7,500

To Serve & Protect
Sandra Noble
Warrensville Heights, OH
32” x 38”
NFS

Flyover Series #5: Chains, Rope, Shame
Bobbe Shapiro Nolan
Eagle Lake, TX
37” x 24”
NFS

When Will the Chains Be Broken?
Mary D. Pinckney
Cleveland, OH
46” x 45”
NFS

Urban Jungle
Ellaree Pray
Piscataway, NJ
34” x 41”
$1,750

We Are All Homosapiens
Susi Ryan
Worcester, MA
44” x 52”
NFS

Hard Times Require Furious Dancing
Gwen Triay Samuels
Albuquerque, NM
42” x 19.5”
$450

Pushing the Envelope
Lorrin Arrington Savage
San Antonio, TX
43.5” x 31”
NFS

I Just Want to Get Home
Marlene Seabrook
Charleston, SC
44” x 41”
NFS

Redlining
Barbara Sferra
Cincinnati, OH
40” x 28”
$500

Reckoning
Ruth Smith
Aptos, CA
45” x 43”
NFS

Defeat Racism
Carole Gary Staples
West Chester, OH
42” x 35.5”
$900

Black Lives Matter
O Jean Thomas Richmond
San Antonio, TX
36” x 35”
NFS

Say Her Name
Felecia Tinker
Columbus, OH
34” x 33”
NFS

It is History
Deanna Tyson
London, England
47” x 43”
NFS

Unraveling the Case for Reparations
Mary Vaneecke
Tucson, AZ
41” x 38”
$1,900

White Silence is Violence
Mary Vaneecke
Tucson, AZ
38” x 27”
NFS

Sorrow, Grief and Righteous RAGE
Brenetta Ward
Seattle, WA
38.5” x 38”
$1,000

Panopticon
Kathy Weaver
Chicago, IL
43” x 52”
$2,500

A Triptych of Evil – (See No Evil, Speak No Evil, and Hear No Evil)
Trish Williams
Peoria, IL
35” x 58” (34” x 19” each panel)
$3,000

Stolen Girls
Trish Williams
Peoria, IL
28.5” x 25”
$1,500

Count Us In
Sauda A. Zahra
Durham, NC
46” x 50”
NFS