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Bertha Tillman Ambrose Dunlap

Quiltmaker

  Monticello, Arkansas, United States    

Great Lakes African American Quilters Network

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No member of the family in Detroit knew she sewed, even though she kept a treadle in her home. She might have sewn at night. When Roots came out she refused to watch it - she did not want to talk about times of slavery. Don't know if her mother was enslaved.

When was the quiltmaker born?

04/26/1888

Date and place of death.

1978-04

Ethnic background/tribal affiliation:

African American

Religious affiliation:

Baptist

Occupation (if retired, former occupation):

Homemaker

Where was the quiltmaker born?

Jackson, Hines County, Mississippi (MS), United States

Where did the quiltmaker grow up?

Rural

Quiltmaker's maiden name:

Tillman

Why does/did the quiltmaker quilt:

Necessity

Does/did the quiltmaker sell quilts?

no

Does/did the quiltmaker teach quilting?

only informally

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