|Name Carolyn Mazloomi|
|Books Spirits of the cloth|
Dr carolyn l mazloomi on mazloomi women of color quilters network collection
Carolyn L. Mazloomi (born August 1948) is an American author, curator and quilter. She is a strong advocate for presenting and documenting African-American-made quilts.
- Dr carolyn l mazloomi on mazloomi women of color quilters network collection
- Women of Color Quilters Network WOCQN
- Other organizations
- Works authored on quilting
Mazloomi was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to a family of amateur artists and painters. She graduated from Northrop University in Inglewood, California, and worked in Los Angeles as an aerospace engineer. In the early 1970s, she encountered an Appalachian quilt at a market in Dallas that began her passion for quilting. She continued her quilting experiments while earning her Ph.D. in aerospace engineering from USC in 1984.
Mazloomi is now retired from her job as an aerospace engineer and Federal Aviation Administration crash site investigator. She lives in Ohio with her family.
Women of Color Quilters Network (WOCQN)
In the mid-1980s after trying unsuccessfully to expand her small Los Angeles-based African-American quilting circle, Mazloomi placed an advertisement in Quilter’s Newsletter Magazine requesting correspondence with other quilters who shared this frustration. Her advertisement and the resulting correspondence led to the formation of the Women of Color Quilters Network (WOCQN), a national organization of 1,700 members.
Founding members of the WOCQN included Carolyn, Claire E. Carter, aRma Carter, Cuesta Benberry, Meloydy Boyd, Michael Cummings, Peggie Hartwell, and Marie Wilson.
Mazloomi works in narrative quilts that tell stories through visuals. Common themes include music, inspired by an aunt who owned a Louisiana juke joint, and the African-American experience during the Civil Rights movement.
Mazloomi currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Alliance for American Quilts.