The Quilts

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. is owned and maintained by the artist LaShawnda Crowe Storm. Copyright 2011-2019. All artwork and text on are the protected property of LaShawnda Crowe Storm.  All artwork copyrights are held by the artist LaShawnda Crowe Storm.  No written materials or images of artwork from may be stored, used, or distributed without the written permission from LaShawnda Crowe Storm.

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