GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) - Using her innate flair for abstract design, Susana Allen Hunter, created hundreds of colorful quilts throughout her lifetime. From the 1930s to the 1970s she lived in Wilcox County, Alabama, and created brightly patterned quilts that reflected her life in that rural community as well as her experiences as an African-American woman.
Hunter turned the fabric of everyday life into eye-catching quilts with an abstract, asymmetrical and often modern aesthetic. Hunter gathered her fabric from objects in everyday life, like clothing, empty grain sacks, fabric scraps and more. She never followed any sort of pattern and used her creativity to create her masterpieces.
Hunter's collection is housed at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan, but is currently on display as a traveling exhibit at the Grand Rapids Art Museum.
The Improvisational Quilts of Susana Allen Hunter
Now through August 25, 2013
Grand Rapids Art Museum
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