Adler, Peter and Barnard Nicholas.
Asafo: African Flags of the Fante
London: Thames and Hudson, Ltd., 1992. (The history and illustrations of appliqué designs in West Africa)
Always There: The African-American Presence in American Quilts
. Louisville, Kentucky : The Kentucky Quilt Project, Inc., 1992. (Very well documented book on the history of African American Quilts as well as good stories about people who made quilts.)
Fry, Gladys-Marie, Ph.D.
Stitched from the Soul
. New York: Dutton Studio Books, Inc., 1990. (Good history of African American quilts)
Story Quilts: Telling Your Tale in Fabric
. Lafayette, CT: C & T Publishing, Inc., 1992. (Very beautiful collection of contemporary story quilts with extensive directions for making them. Shows how far this art form has come.)
Crazy Quilt Odyssey
. Lafayette, CA: C & T Publishing, Inc., 1991. ( A detailed guide to making a crazy quilt plus collection of antique and contemporary crazy quilts.)
Schuman, Jo Miles.
Art from Many Hands
. Worcester, MA: Worcester, MA: Davis Publications, Inc., 1981. Great hands on guide to art activities. Chapter 2—Arts of West Africa has all instructions and recipes for Section III, 1. and 2.)
Brown Bag Ideas from Many Cultures
. Worcester, MA: Davis Publications, Inc., 1993. (Another good hand on guide to art activities. The Section on Ghanaian Adinkra Cloth has a good glossary of Adinkra symbols.)
Erica Wilson’s Quilts of America
. Birmingham: Isomer House, Inc., 1979. (Good history of quilts in the United States. It also has great quotes)