The Sum of Many Parts: 25 Quiltmakers from 21st-Century America
Quiltmaking has always been an important tradition in America, and the many styles of American quilts reflect the diversity of the United States itself. The Sum of Many Parts features 25 contemporary quilters from the Midwest, the South, and Hawaii. Touring across China from 2012–2014, this exhibition will highlight a range of quilting styles and techniques while providing an opportunity for Chinese audiences to connect with American culture through our shared love of textile arts.

The Sum of Many Parts: 25 Quiltmakers from 21st-Century America is a program conceived and sponsored by the United States Embassy-Beijing. The exhibition and its tour throughout the People’s Republic of China has been jointly developed and managed by Arts Midwest and South Arts, with additional assistance from the Great Lakes Quilt Center at Michigan State University.

Partial funding provided by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

Additional support from Alabama State Council on the Arts, Illinois Arts Council, Illinois Office of Trade and Investment, Iowa Arts Council, Kentucky Arts Council, Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, Mississippi Arts Commission, North Dakota Council on the Arts, Ohio Arts Council, South Dakota Arts Council, and Rhoda A. Pierce.
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