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Maria Rodgers Martin
  • Marla A. Jackson
    born 1952
    born: Detroit, Michigan, United States
  • Maria Rodgers Martin, 2014
  • Where object was made: Lawrence, Kansas, United States
  • cotton, fabric ribbons, sequins, beads, earrings
  • Object Height/Width: 69 x 57 in
  • Loan from the artist
  • Not on display
  • EL2017.095
  • Loan: Not in the Spencer's collection
Label Text

Exhibition Label:
"Narratives of the Soul", 08-Jul-2017
This quilt portrays Maria Rodgers Martin, an enslaved woman who lived in both Missouri and Kansas in the 19th century. While still in Missouri, she created at least two highly skilled quilts in traditional patterns. One of those patterns is replicated here to surround the portrait in this quilt made by Marla Jackson. Two quilts made by Martin in the 1840s or 1850s are also on view in this exhibition.