On View June 10 – September 3, 2023


For over 40 years, Tina Williams Brewer has created quilts that tell stories of vision and grace. A native of West Virginia, she draws on the rich Southern tradition of quilting, synthesizing her personal experiences with historical realities. Her work incorporates unique fabrics and inspirations drawn from her travels, including time spent at St. Helena Island in South Carolina. The resulting vibrant, hand-stitched quilts explore themes relating to African diasporic history, spirituality, migration, and shared heritage.


Image above:
Whirling Dance and the Unconscious Rhythm, 2007  
Discharged batik fabric, silk, taffeta, tulle, organza, domestic cotton, cotton embroidery floss, silk thread, invisible thread, metallic thread, hand embroidered, hand and machine quilted
33 x 43 in.
Courtesy the artist