Women of Color Quilters Network

The Women of Color Quilters Network is a non-profit organization founded in 1985 by Carolyn L. Mazloomi, a nationally-acclaimed quilt artist and lecturer, to foster and preserve the art of quiltmaking among women of color. It supports its membership through presentations, providing venues for sharing technical information, grant writing, and other services. It offers quilts and fiber art to museums for exhibition, and researches and documents African American quiltmaking. In recent years, the Network has showcased the work of its members before national and international audiences. An important component of the network's activity is its use of quiltmaking in social and economic development projects. Educational projects and workshops foster exposure to the arts, creative development, and improved self-esteem. These programs present the benefits of quilting to audiences of all ages, income levels, ethnic background and learning abilities.

--Carolyn Mazloomi, 1/31/2018.

If you are a member of the Women of Color Quilters Network, the Quilt Index invites you to add any quilts you've made or own to the Quilt Index. You can add them by using our Submit A Quilt page, or by downloading a Quilt Index form. The short form (4 pages) is for contemporary art quilts and the long form (8 pages) is best for old family quilts. For help filling out the form consult the The Quilt Index Guide to Documenting Quilts. For help with your images consult Preparing Your Images for the Quilt Index. After completing the form and gathering your images, (or if you have any questions) you can submit them to Beth Donaldson at

To find all the African American documented quilts in the Quilt Index, click here.

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