“In 50 or 100 years, will our quilts or quilting stories survive? That’s why I document African American quilting history,” says Kyra E. Hicks.

Kyra was so mesmerized after seeing Eva Ungar Grudin’s 1990 exhibition, “Stitching Memories: African-American Story Quilts,” that she began to teach herself to create her own quilts. “I found my voice that afternoon in the museum,” she remembers. Today, her quilts have been included in more than 40 group exhibitions. She has written books about other quilters, including the former slave and quilter, Harriet Powers. Kyra is available for speaking engagements.