This lecture is part quilt history, part family history and part Modern Quilt inspiration. Jane Arthur Bond was born a slave in 1828 in Kentucky. Louvinia Clarkson Cleckley was born a slave in 1858 in South Carolina. Anna Gibson Bond was born in 1869. Ruth Clement Bond was born in 1904. What do these women, some born more than a century ago, have to do with Modern Quilts? All of them made and/or designed quilts. All of them took ownership of their lives and their creativity. All of them have provided enormous inspiration for me in my life and in my quilts. Join Sarah Bond to see how these women and their work are woven into the fabric of my quilts and how my “grandmothers” are a part of every modern quilt she makes today.