Today’s visually stunning Strange Fruit #MOTD comes from an exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. Available through Jan. 17, 2022, “Fabric of a Nation: American Quilt Stories,” highlights 50 quilts spanning 300 years.
As Susan Saccoccia shares in the Bay State Banner, “In ’Strange Fruit’ (2020), a starkly elegant composition in black and white, Carolyn L. Mazloomi, 71, founder of the Women of Color Quilters Network, combines KKK hoods, lynchings and a profile of Billie Holiday. Its title is from the 1937 song by Abel Meeropol, which Holiday sang as the finale to every concert.”
Learn more about the exhibit, the history of the “democratic art form” of quilts and see some of the remarkable creations at https://www.baystatebanner.com/2021/10/21/a-stitch-in-time/