The Lynch Quilts Project
a community driven project by artist LaShawnda Crowe Storm
There are 9 (six) quilts in The Lynch Quilts Project series exploring the lynching phenonmenon from several angles. (Hint: Click photo see full picture of quilt!)
Quilt I: Her Name Was Laura Nelson
Theme: This quilt explores gender issues as they relate to lynching.
Description: Completed May 2004, 128.5" x 90.5". Machine pieced, hand quilted, donated fabric, glass beads.
Quilt III: A Partial Listing
Theme: This quilt examines examines the statistical data on lynching and racial violence, which is often murky and incomplete, as it has unfolded over the past 100+years. Exploration of Mass Incarceration and victims of police shootings have now been incorporated into the quilt.
Description: Completed November 2017, 174" x 117. Machine pieced and quilted, cotton fabric.
Quilt V: The Making Quilt
Theme: This quilt explores the communal aspect of healing after tragedy. In essence, how do we make it better?
Status: In progress.
Quilt VIII: Angles in America
Theme: This quilt explores the collision course of state violence and black boyhood. In this quilt we explore the story of Lawrence / LD Nelson and other young black boys.
Status: In progress. Images are still forming.
Quilt II: RedRum Summer 1919
Theme: This quilt examines the human connection and relationships, both public and private, between those involved in lynching and racial violence - the victims, spectators, witnesses and accomplices.
Description: Completed June 2014, 144.5" x 144.5". Machine pieced and quilted, donated fabric.
Quilt IV: Failed State, To Be Determined
Theme: This quilt explores the paradox of theory vs. reality in terms of the politics and ideological framework concerning the larger context in which lynching and racial/ethnic violence began and continues to exist in America.
Description: Completed October 2016, 132" x 131. Machine pieced and quilted, cotton fabric, glass beads, shells.
Quilt VI: Memoria: In Progress
Theme: On-going.This is a memorial project to the documented and undocumented victims of lynching and racial violence in the United States beginning in 1865.
Status: On going installation. Please contact here in order to schedule an exhibition your community. Adaptable for space and
Quilt VII: The Ties that Bind
Theme: This quilt explores the complex history between black, brown and red communities, as well as how healing these histories can be used as a vehicle for collective healing and collective power to fight the current and continual systems of racial inequity, injustice and oppression experienced by these communities.
Status: In Progress.
Quilt IX: Fragments
Theme: This is a sampler quilt constructed from the "leftover pieces" remaining from the production of the other quilts in the series.
Status: In progress.