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Native America Calling: Pieces of tradition: Native American quilts
Your National Electronic Talking Circle
Friday, March 5, 2021

Sewing was an important tradition for Native Americans long before it became a popular pandemic pastime.

Many tribes, especially the Seminoles and those from the Great Plains, took up quilting around the turn of the 20th Century. The intricate patterns in Native quilts reflect tribal heritage and the artistry of the individual quilters.

Native quilts are used to tell stories and are offered as gifts to honor achievements. Native America Calling will talk with quilters about how their craft goes beyond merely making covers for beds.

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