Mary Maxtion, folk artist and African American quiltmaker from Alabama, has made a series of flag quilts. The flag displays the maker’s identity as an American as well as her patriotism. Although Mary made the flag the primary image of her quilt, other quiltmakers have used the flag as a quilting motif or as imagery in a single block. Mary’s quilt is part of a long tradition of flags in quilts.

Pattern: 
Flag
Maker: 
Mary Maxtion
Circa
1990
Made in
Boligee, Greene County
Alabama
United States
88
69.5
IQSCM, Robert and Helen Cargo Collection
2000.004.0074