March 26 – June 12, 2021 • Textile Center’s Joan Mondale Gallery, Mary Giles Gallery, & Community Gallery

An international juried exhibition featuring 63 quiltsRacism: In the Face of Hate We Resist builds on these narratives by sharing the stories of resistance and fortitude that have been integral to the survival of Black people in America. During this time, quilts from the other We Are the Story exhibitions are intended to be exhibited at  venues to be determined as part of a community-wide outreach initiative, providing an opportunity for our community to have one last comprehensive viewing as our community observes the first anniversary of George Floyd’s death.  

(Header image: Lisa Longacher; No Justice, No Peace)

  • Allyson Allen (Sun City, CA) – Enough
  • Dianne D. Gates-Anderson (Union City, CA) – And It’s Very Big AND
  • Gwendolyn Aqui-Brooks (Wesley Chapel, FL) – The Fight Continues
  • Ellen M. Blalock (Syracuse, NY) – Murder
  • Annie Chen (Minneapolis MN) – Generational Talks
  • Tambra Chisolm (Baltimore, MD) – Say Their Name
  • Ora Clay (Oakland, CA) – Massacres!!
  • Holly Cole (Triangle, VA) – Don’t Shoot
  • Laura M. Croom (Cleveland, OH) – Equality for All
  • Carolyn Crump (Houston, TX) – Cracked Justice
  • Carolyn Crump (Houston, TX) – Waiting to Have My Say
  • Norma J. Dixon (Cleveland, OH) – How Life Slips Away
  • Eileen Doughty (Vienna, VA) – Dancing in Spite of Tear(s)/Gas
  • Jacqueline Dukes (Cleveland, OH) – Lola’s Lament
  • Michelle Flamer (Philadelphia, PA) – Dear White People
  • Renée Fleuranges-Valdes (North Charleston, SC) – The COLORism of America
  • Jeanette Floyd (Gonzalez, LA) – Man with Locs (Handsome)
  • Zinda Foster (Seattle, WA) – The Threat Continues – Bite Back
  • Marjorie Diggs Freeman (Durham, NC) – Different Targets …Why?
  • Lynette Gallon-Harrell (Seattle, WA) – The Letter
  • Gloria Gammage Davis (Philadelphia, PA) – Shirley
  • Mimi Goodwin (St. Paul, MN) – We Rise Up Over and Around ALL Fences
  • Edith Gross (Belle Chasse, LA) – Generational March
  • Maude Wallis Haeger (West Chester, OH) – Icons of Despair
  • Deborah A. Moore Harris (Helotes, Texas) – American Legacy
  • Peggie Hartwell (Summerville, SC) – Breath
  • Cheryl Willis Hudson (East Orange, NJ) – Great Day the Righteous Marching
  • Ingrid Humphrey (St. Augustine, FL) – Mother Akoben
  • Christina E. Johnson (Philadelphia, PA) – Mama Floyd
  • Maureen O. Johnson (Lakeville, MN) – Chaos in the City
  • Gloria Kellon (Shaker Heights, OH) – Dawn at the Million Man March
  • Sharon Kerry-Harlan (Wauwatosa, WI) – Bloody Sunday
  • Beverly Kirk (Oklahoma City, OK) – The Sipuel Legacy
  • Evelyn Oliver Knight (Waterbury, CT) – Black and Blue
  • Evelyn Oliver Knight (Waterbury, CT) – Actions Speak Louder Than…
  • Viola Burley Leak (Washington, DC) – Black Lives Matter
  • Viola Burley Leak (Washington, DC) – In the Face of Hate We Resist
  • Betty Leacraft (Philadelphia, PA) – Nation Time 2020: Power and Protection from Racial Terrorism
  • Cynthia Lockhart (Cincinnati, OH) – Enough is Enough: Stop the Killing
  • Lisa Longacher (Castle Rock, CO) – No Justice, No Peace
  • Ann Baldwin May (Santa Cruz, CA) – Let Us Breathe
  • Ed Johnetta Miller (Hartford, CT) – I Have Lived With Injustice All My Life
  • Sandra Noble (Warrensville Heights, OH) – To Serve & Protect
  • Bobbe Shapiro Nolan (Eagle Lake, TX) – Flyover Series #5: Chains, Rope, Shame
  • Mary D. Pinckney (Cleveland, OH) – When Will the Chains Be Broken?
  • Ellaree Pray (Piscataway, NJ) – Urban Jungle
  • Susi Ryan (Worcester, MA) – We Are All Homosapiens
  • Gwen Triay Samuels (Albuquerque, NM) – Hard Times Require Furious Dancing
  • Lorrin Arrington Savage (San Antonio, Texas) – Pushing the Envelope
  • Marlene Seabrook (Charleston, SC) – I Just Want to Get Home
  • Barbara Sferra (Cincinnati, OH) – Redlining
  • Ruth Smith (Aptos, CA) – Reckoning
  • Carole Gary Staples (West Chester, OH) – Defeat Racism
  • Felecia Tinker (Columbus, OH) – Say Her Name
  • O Jean Thomas Richmond (San Antonio, TX) – Black Lives Matter
  • Deanna Tyson (London, England) – It Is History
  • Mary Vaneecke (Tucson, AZ) – White Silence is Violence
  • Mary Vaneecke (Tucson, AZ) – Unraveling the Case for Reparations
  • Brenetta Ward (Seattle, WA) – Sorrow, Grief and Righteous RAGE
  • Kathy Weaver (Chicago, IL) – Panopticon
  • Trish Williams (Peoria, IL) – A Triptych of Evil (See No Evil, Speak No Evil, and Hear No Evil)
  • Trish Williams (Peoria, IL) – Stolen Girls
  • Sauda A. Zahra (Durham, NC) – Count Us In