Born July 5~ Virginia R. Harris

Virginia R. Harris (born July 5, 1937) is a quilt maker and master fabric artist whose work is in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian Museum, the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum, and many private collections.
No biography available

Seeing Red by Virginia R. Harris
2000 / Fabrics: silk; cotton; other / 54″ x 40″ / Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum, Golden, CO

World Quilts: The American Story~ https://worldquilts.quiltstudy.org/americanstory/engagement/politics

More links:
https://americanart.si.edu/artwork/candy-box-71469
https://youtu.be/-s9msbBkEJU
https://youtu.be/QbWimgNIzr0

Born June 12~ Anni Albers

Anni Albers (June 12, 1899-May 9, 1994) was a textile designer, weaver, writer, printmaker, and teacher who inspired a reconsideration of fabrics as an art form.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anni_Albers

Development in Rose II by Anni Albers
1952 / Linen / 24-3/8″x17-3/4″ / Art Institute of Chicago, IL

Anni Albers on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/anni-albers/

Further reading:
https://www.thetextileatlas.com/craft-stories/anni-albers
https://eyeondesign.aiga.org/anni-albers-the-designers-artist-who-put-women-on-the-grid/
https://nmwa.org/art/artists/anni-albers/
https://albersfoundation.org/artists/biographies/

Born May 15~ Althea McNish

Althea McNish FSCD (May 15, 1924-April 16, 2020) was a textile designer who rose to prominence in London with her bright, tropical textiles inspired by the colors and landscape of her native Trinidad.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Althea_McNish

Painted Desert by Althea McNish / 1959 / Woven cotton satin screen
Various collections, including National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh

Althea McNish on Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum:
https://learninglab.si.edu/collections/althea-mcnish/zTbcYQWqoKl7Lpv1

Further reading:
https://www.selvedge.org/blogs/selvedge/althea-mcnish-remembered
https://www.libertylondon.com/us/features/design-and-living/archive-althea-mcnish.html
https://www.vam.ac.uk/articles/althea-mcnish-an-introduction

Born March 21~ Daria Dorosh

Daria Dorosh (born on March 21, 1943) is an artist, educator, and activist. She is among the co-founders of A.I.R. Gallery, established in 1972 as the first not-for-profit, artist-directed and maintained gallery for women artists in the U.S.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daria_Dorosh

Night Jewelry: Dream of Patterns by Daria Dorosh
2014-2015 / Textiles, wool, gemstones, lavender, copper, photography
14 1/2″x5 3/4″ / A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, NYC

Daria Dorosh on Artsy: https://www.artsy.net/artist/daria-dorosh/works-for-sale

Further reading:
https://www.airgallery.org/history/
https://womensvoicesforchange.org/grace-visits-artist-daria-dorosh.htm
http://www.fashionlabinprocess.com/html/next.aboutflip.html

Born March 5~ Gunta Stölzl

Gunta Stölzl (March 5, 1897-April 22, 1983) was a German textile artist who played a fundamental role in the development of the Bauhaus school’s weaving workshop.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gunta_St%C3%B6lzl

5 Chöre (5 Choirs) by Gunta Stölzl
1928 / 24″x18 1/2″ / Design on square-ruled paper / Bauhaus Kooperation
Wall hanging is in the Museum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte, Lübeck, Germany

Images on the Gunta Stölzl Foundation site: https://www.guntastolzl.org/Works

Further reading:
https://www.grandtourofmodernism.com/magazine/the-bauhaus/the-bauhaus/people/masters-and-teachers/gunta-stoelzl/
https://monster-patterns.com/masterclass-of-pattern-designers-gunta-stolzl-the-queen-of-bauhaus/
https://germanyinusa.com/2019/03/07/women-of-the-bauhaus-gunta-stolzl-1897-1983/

Gunta Stölzl: A Daughter’s Perspective on youtube: https://youtu.be/7HWDWr1RKe8

Born February 5~ Lucinda Toomer

Lucinda Toomer (February 5, 1888-September 1, 1983) was an American artist who worked in the African-American tradition of quiltmaking.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucinda_Toomer

Le Moyne Star Variation Quilt by Lucinda Toomer
1981 / Cotton and synthetics / 71 1/4 × 62″ / American Folk Art Museum, NYC

Further reading:
http://east2.amz.digiscribecloud.com/artists/330
https://www.arts.gov/honors/heritage/lucinda-toomer
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/183827259/lucinda-toomer

Born January 24~ Mary Kawennatakie Adams

Mary Kawennatakie Adams (January 24, 1917-May 23, 1999)
was a Mohawk First Nations textile artist and basket maker.

Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipediam.org/wiki/Mary_Kawennatakie_Adams

Wedding Cake Basket by Mary Kawennatakie Adams
1986 / Woven sweetgrass and ash splint / 25 1⁄2″x15 3⁄4″ / Smithsonian American Art Museum, DC

Further reading:
https://dawnlandvoices.org/collections/items/show/281
https://cwahi.concordia.ca/sources/artists/displayArtist.php?ID_artist=5437
https://www.journals.uchicago.edu/doi/10.1086/444643

November 5, 1864~ Artist Margaret Macdonald Mackintosh is born

Embroidered panels by Margaret Macdonald Mackintosh

c.1902-1904 / Embroidered linen; silk braid, ribbon, silk appliqué, buttons, beads; faces painted in watercolor on white kid stretched over card / 69 3/4”x16 1/4” / © Glasgow School of Art, Scotland

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One Night at Cabin Pond by Stephen Towns

“In this quilt, Baltimore artist Stephen Towns shows us the hours before the uprising began”
2016 / Natural and synthetic fabric, nylon tulle, polyester and cotton thread,
crystal glass beads, resin and metal buttons / 35”x28 1/2”
Image belongs to the artist, photograph by Joseph Hyde

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