Costume and Textiles
"Words" QuiltMade in United States, North and Central America
Sarah Mary Taylor, American, 1916 - 2000
Cotton and polyester; running stitch
Currently not on view
2006-163-10The Ella King Torrey Collection of African American Quilts, 2006
LabelInspired by her aunt Pecolia Warner, who made a quilt with her first initial P, Sarah Mary Taylor designed a series of "word" quilts that play with the positive and negative shapes of letters. The text is not easily deciphered; some of the words have meaning if sounded phonetically.