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Traditional quilter Patricia Montgomery collaborated with the African American Museum and Library at Oakland to create a collection of quilted coats — each incorporating the story of a forgotten heroine of the Civil Rights movement. Montgomery’s “Claudetta Gets Arrested” (pictured here) won first prize in the wearable art category at the 2016 Pacific International Quilt Festival in Santa Clara (October 13-16). Her piece was cited as an “innovative design — vest, jacket, or coat.” Congratulations to Patricia!

Photo by Karen Boutte