Flint quilt exhibit stitches together stories of African-American life

Jan 22, 2016

The Flint Institute of the Arts welcomes a new exhibit "From Heart to Hand," which focuses on African-American contributions to the history of quiltmaking. We speak with FIA’s curator Tracee Glab, as well as a visiting quilter who’s had her work on display at the White House.


As the cold winter bears down on mid-Michigan, you might be keeping yourself warm with a quilt, maybe even one that’s been in your family for quite some time. This weekend, the Flint Institute of Arts opens an exhibit dedicated to this folk art.

Current State’s Jamie Paisley went to Flint for a preview of the exhibit and also got to speak with one of the quilting artists, Yvonne Wells of Tuscaloosa, Alabama.