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Quilts107 of 118Queen of Strings in African American M-provisational Quilt making. African AmericanBroken Dishes Reversible M-provisational quilt
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    Posted 11 years ago

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    These are African American M-provisational quilts created by my mother,Laverne Brackens (b.1927). She is a 4th generation quilt maker from a lineage of six generations of quilt makers descended from the slave Edward "Ned" Titus. "Ned" and his family members were transported from South Carolina to Freestone County, Texas in 1852 by the Simeon and Nancy Lake Family. My mother is 84 and still creates patchwork quilts daily. In fact she is the most prolific quilt maker that the Titus family has ever produced. She is a heart patient who has worn out three pacemakers and is still going like the rabbit and the battery.:):):)

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    1. cindyjune cindyjune, 11 years ago
      Mrs. Brackens, your quilts are lovely! You have a real talent in piecework and design. Thank you for sharing and may God bless you!
    2. fenton-hobnail, 11 years ago
      the second one is amazing!!!
    3. sabyrd8 sabyrd8, 11 years ago
      Thanks to both of you,cindyjune and fenton-hobnail....I will pass your kind words on to my mother. She will be thrilled to hear that you like her works.
    4. fenton-hobnail, 11 years ago
      does she sell any of the quilts she makes?
    5. sabyrd8, 11 years ago
      Yes,she does.There are a few for sale on my blog at under the tab Quilts of color by Laverne Brackens. Click on the icon at the top of the show and tell page for sabyrd8's collection and it will take you straight to the blog.
    6. sabyrd8, 10 years ago
      Last week , Laverne joined eight other folk artists in Maryland at the Strathmore Hotel and Library of Congress to receive the Nation's Highest Awards for Folk art....the NEA FELLOWSHIP. The Awards Concert was televised on UPSTREAM nationwide. If you would like to enjoy the events you can connect at or Enjoy!!!!
    7. sabyrd8 sabyrd8, 10 years ago
      One of my mother's quilt tops recently became a part of a reversible shawl that was commissioned by First Lady, Michelle Obama. The Korean designer,Christiana Kim of Dosa, Inc. created the shawl, which Mrs. Obama will present to the First Lady of Korea as a present. Christiana says the shawl represents the coming together of two cultures...American and Korean. My mother is just elated that her work was chosen by Ms. Kim to be a part of the project. I am too......
    8. cindyjune cindyjune, 10 years ago
      That is truly wonderful! Your Mom is very talented!
    9. Hedgewalker Hedgewalker, 10 years ago
      7 months ago !! How did I miss this?! Those are beautiful !! What an honor bestowed upon your mother.A deserved one at that! Very Very nice.
    10. sabyrd8 sabyrd8, 10 years ago
      Thank you, PhilDavidAlexanderMorris....yes my mother is a very special lady and so were those quilt makers in the family such as her mother Gladys C. Henry and her aunt Katie Mae Tatum...her mother's sister....All are wonderful quilt makers...and we do have a lot of superb memories in this continously developing story.

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