African-American Quilts
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African_American, Quilts, Eli Leon, Improvisational, Afro-American, Quilts,  Rosie Lee Tompkins, Arbie Williams, African American, Eli Leon.
Selected Lectures:
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African Influence on the American Block-style Quilt," The Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts: African Impact on the Material Culture of the Americas, 1996.
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Models in the Mind," University of Hawaii, African American Visions: A Celebration, 1994; Cerritos College, 1995; Bowers Museum of Cultural Art, 1996; Goldstein Gallery, University of Minnesota, 1997; Berkeley Art Museum, University of California, Berkeley, 1997; Oakland Museum, 2001.
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African Prototypes in American Patchwork," Sesnon Gallery, University of California, Santa Cruz," 1993; Berkeley Art Center, 1994.
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Continuities: African and African-American Textile Traditions," California Council for the Humanities Conference: A Sense of Belonging, A Sense of Place, 1990.
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Something of Your Own: The Art of Afro-traditional Quiltmaking," California College of Arts and Crafts, Art Communicating Culture lecture series, 1988.
Toward a Conceptual Framework of African-American Patchwork Esthetics and Technology"," The University of California, Davis, 1988.
"Improvisation in African-American Quiltmaking," The San Jose Museum of Art, 1988; Fiberworks, 1986; East Bay Heritage Quilters, 1986.

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Selected Quilt Sharings
Textile Society of America 9th Biennial Symposium, Special Session.  Oakland, CA  10/7/2004.

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Selected Reviews:

Kenneth Baker.  "
Quilts Reveal a Pattern of African Roots: Daring Textile Exhibition at Fort Mason." San Francisco Chronicle, 1/15/88.
Monni Adams.
African Arts, August, 1988, Vol. 21, #4, p.88.
Alice Korach.
Threads, August/September, 1988, #18, p.72.
Ann Barry.  "
Quilting has African Roots, A New Exhibition Suggests." The New York Times, 11/16/89, front page of "Home" section and p.C12.
Betty Freudenheim.  "
Quilts Ablaze in Colors and Patterns."  The New York Times, 2/18/90, N.J. special section 12, p.19.
Christopher Knight, "
Quiltmaking Show With the Feel of Jazz," The Los Angeles Times, 8/14/91
Glenna Matthews. 
The Independent Scholar, Vol. VIII, #4, Fall, 1994, p.10. 
Kenneth Baker.  "
Diversity, Piece by Piece: Quilts Topple Barriers with Color, Energy Heart."  San Francisco Chronicle, 7/4/97, pp.D1,D9.
David Bonetti.
San Francisco Examiner Magazine, 8/3/97, p.8.
Mario Naves.  "
Quiltmaking Star of the Biennial Seduces with Vibrant N.Y. Debut."  The New York Observer, 10/21/02, p. 19
Roberta Smith. "
Rosie Lee Tompkins.The New York Times, 11/1/02, p. B32.
Andrea Scott.  Gallery guide. 
The New Yorker, 11/4/02, p. 30.
Roberta Smith.  Art Guide 
The New York Times, 11/29/02, p. B39.
Meghan Daily.  "
Rosie Lee Tompkins."  Artforum, February, 2003, p. 141.
Eleanor Heartney.  Art in America, July, 2003, p. 94.
Alison Bing.  "
Rosie Lee Tompkins at Anthony Meier Fine Arts."  Artweek, November 2003, pp. 16-17.
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