|Eli Leon: Improvisational African-American Quilts|
|A special province of African-American quilts features IMPROVISATION, CONTRAST, MULTIPLE PATTERNS, SHIFTS IN SCALE, and OTHER THAN 4-SIDED BORDERING ARRANGEMENTS.|
|Three Sixes. Pieced by
Rosie Lee Tompkins, Richmond, California, 1987. Quilted by Willia Ette Graham and Johnnie Wade, Oakland, California, 1996.
|Rosie Lee Tompkins' textile art works demolish the category.
The New York Times
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|Put-together (detail). Pieced by
Rosie Lee Tompkins, Richmond, California, 1985. Quilted by Willia Ette Graham, Oakland, CA, 1986.
|Tompkins's quilts have a tactile allure and wobbly ecstasy unmatched by any canvas. Andrea Scott
The New Yorker
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|Put-together. Pieced by
Rosie Lee Tompkins, Richmond, California, 1992. Quilted by Irene Bankhead, Oakland, California, 1992
|Tompkins's quilts are works of such distinction and devotion that they supercede established art-historical categories. Alison Bing