African + American = beautiful

The bottom row of a Respect Quilt is coming together, as you see here. It features two very American items–the pocket from a flannel shirt and a jeans pocket from a pair of Levis–alongside two African fabrics we purchased from Cultured Expressions, a Black-owned fabric store in Rahway, NJ.

This is more proof, if any were needed, that African + American = beautiful!

Let us also give credit to the lustrous antique linens (the white accents) which I found at, an antique shop in St Louis, MO!

From Rahway, St Louis, South Bend, Brooklyn, and Austin to me out here in Seattle: we’re all in this project together.


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