Kyra E. Hicks
Quilter, author

Kyra E. Hicks is a quilter. Her quilts have appeared in more than 40 exhibits. Her “Black Barbie Quilt” is in the permanent collection of the Fenimore Art Museum in Cooperstown, New York and her “Patriotic Quilt” is in the collection of the Museum of Arts & Design in New York City. Kyra loves historical, investigative research and rediscovering the lives of quilters past. She is the author of Black Threads: An African American Quilting Sourcebook (2003), the children’s book Martha Ann’s Quilt for Queen Victoria (2007), and This I Accomplish: Harriet Powers’ Bible Quilt and Other Pieces (2009).

Kyra hosts a blog on African American quilting news -- www.BlackThreads.blogspot.com. She is now showing quilters and textile artists how to create a 24-page, full-color catalog of their work on the blog www.PublishYourQuilts.blogspot.com. She lives in Virginia, where she tends her colorful, fragrant rose garden.