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Wini McQueen, Full Resume


2023 The Canopy Project, Exhibit and Installation, Macon Mall, Macon, GA

2022, Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation, Watkinsville, GA, Bright City

2022, Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, 2022

2020, The Covering- A Retrospective, Museum of Arts and Sciences, Macon, GA

2015 Wini McQueen: If Walls Could Talk (design for altered rotunda space ); 60 story panel installation for Tubman Museum, Macon, GA. 

2009 Wini Akissi McQueen: Ties that Bind: A TransAtlantic Journey, The Georgia College and State University, Millegeville, GA

2001-2005Wini McQueen: If Walls Could Talk: the History of the Dream Project, Tubman African American Museum, Macon, GA.

2008 Break,Pi Art Gallery, Kansas City, Kansas. Co-curator/exhibitor

2002  Southeastern Craft Innovators, Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville, TN

2000 Recollections, Connell Gallery, Atlanta, GA.

1999  N’saasaa/Piecework ( West African pieced, narrative textiles) , co-curator, Tifton (GA) Art Museum and other places

1999 Comments on the American Twentieth Century, Connell Gallery, Atlanta, GA.

1999  Make Do: African  American Crafts in Central Georgia, curator, Museum of Arts and Sciences.

1998  Heart and Hand : Collecting Southern Decorative Arts, Art Museum of Western Virginia, Roanoke.

1997 Contemporary Georgia  Fiber: Five Perspectives, Georgia Museum of Art, Athens.

1995 Women’s Work, Museum of Arts and Sciences, Macon, GA

1993 Great American Quilt Show, Museum of American Folk Art, New York, NY

1992 Tribute to the Tafts, The Taft Museum, Cincinnati, OH

1992 Quilt Festival Toyko ’92,  Tokyo, Japan

1993  Quilt Festival Osaka ’93, Osaka, Japan

1989 Stitching Memories: African Story Quilts, Williams College Art Museum

1985  Wini’s Wear; Winnie’s  Ware, Tennessee, State University, 1996 , 


Traci Burns “New Passage”, Macon Magazine,April/May 2020.

Obie Brown, “That’s How We Survived”,  Historic Macon Newsletter , October-November 2022

Christine Tibbetts, “Macon’s Tubman Museum”, Southwest Georgia Living Magazine, January-February, 2016

KQED, radio Davis, CA, April 2016

Pamela Blume Leonard, Review of “Contemporary Georgia Fiber: Five Perspectives”, Atlanta Journal/Constitution, February 25, 1994

Dan Maley, “Artist Wini McQueen Pieces Together Exhibit” Macon Telegraph,  April  12, 1996.

Catherine Fox, Review of “Non-Functional Crafts”, Atlanta Journal / Constitution,

February 25, 1994.

Blyth McKay, “Wini McQueen Quilts at the Taft Museum”, Macon Magazine, July/August 1992,

Eva Grudin, “The Exquisite Diversity of African-American Quilts”, Fiberarts November/December 1989.

Jeffrey Day, “Family Tree Centerpiece of her Quilting Display”, Macon Telegraph and News, January 15, 1988

Jane Jullianelli, “Queen of Crafts”, Women’s Wear Daily, December 7, 1979.


2022,The Hopewell Project,  Somebody’s Calling My Name (Quilt) .

2000-2004, If Walls Could Talk  ( Story Fabrics from the African Diaspora), Tubman  African American Museum.

1996, Quilt Motifs for Stainless Steel Sunshade Structure, Corporation for Olympic Development in Atlanta, Atlanta, GA.

1993 Story Quilt, She, (Portrait of Middle Georgia Women), Harriet Tubman Museum, Macon, GA

1989 Story Quilts (Robert Duncanson Series), Taft Museum, Cincinnati, OH.


Kansas City Art Institute, Surface Design Association sponsored textile design classes, 2007

1993 Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, Tennessee, Summer

1983 Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, Main, African Textile Dyeing and Photography, second summer session, 1974.

Southern Education Foundation, Intern, Atlanta, Georgia, 1973-74

Howard University, Washington, D.C. B.A. English, 1968,


Macon, GA Chapter of the Links, 2019 Service Award, October 5, 2019

Macon Arts Alliance, Rosalyn Elkan Lifetime Achievement Award, October 2019

2012-2013 Community support to document  textiles and artisans(with emphasis on women’s textile work) in selected

Communities in Cote d’Ivoire, West Africa. 

2000 Thanks Be to Grandmother  Winifred Foundation,  Research Travel grant to document   Ivorian and Ghanaian  Women’s Work in the Pieced Textile Tradition

1997 Georgia Women in the Visual Arts Awards, Georgia Department of Natural Resources/Georgia Commission on Women, Atlanta, Georgia

1990 Best in Show, Mid Summer Visual Arts Competition, MaconTelegraph, Macon, GA

 1992 & 1997  Georgia Council for the Arts, Artist-Initiated Grant. 


2022, University of Alabama, Every Stitch a Story: A Symposium on Quilts of Alabama

2017, Tubman African-American Museum Artist in Residence

2013-  Lecture, “ How Long Did It Take to Make This?”, Sidney’s Salon, Historic        Macon, Novenber 2013

2002-2012,Teacher,  High Street Unitarian Sponsored Art Classes for Matilda Hartley Elementary Students 

  1. Education Outreach Program Design (and videotape) for Cincinnati 7th graders, Taft  Museum, Cincinnati, OH and National Endowment for the Arts

1996  Lecture, Tennessee State University Cultural Affairs and Lecture Series, Nashville, TN

1979-2007  Residencies, The Institut National Superieur des Arts et de  l’Action Culturelle, Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, West Africa; Arts Experiment Station, Tifton, GA;Eastman, Forsyth, Thomasville, Macon, Fort Benning, Jackson and Atlanta, GA; Williamstown, MA.

1993 Lecture, Ohio Art Education  Association 1995 Convention, Cincinnati, OH.

1979 Lecture, First National Afro-American Crafts Conference, Shelby State Community College, Memphis TN

1976  Technique Demonstrations, Smithsonian Institute, Festival of American Folk Life (African Diaspora), Washington, D.C. 1976