1. Mozell Benson, born January 26, 1934, has been making quilts for her family in rural Alabama since she married. Forgoing patterns, Benson pieces together scraps of fabric that friends and family give her to create quilts in the tradition of the African American “strip quilt.”

    “Black families inherited this tradition,” says Mozell. “We forget where it came from because nobody continues to teach us. I think we hold to that even though we’re not aware of it.”

     

    For more on her story, click here.

     
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