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History Outside the Box

About the Artist


Her art does what art is suppose to do - triggers memories, feelings and makes us think. 

    Charles Lehmen

A great enthusiast for history, its' making, recording and accurate recounting!!!

    Judge Joe Brown

T's talk was inspiring! She had the entire group spellbound and excited about her quilting, and the possibilities of what we can do to tell our own family stories with quilts. 

    Burke Quilters Unlimited

With empathy and love, my friend creates colorful quilts, which give an accurate interpretation of the history of my ancestors. Mitakuye Oyasin (All My Relations)

    Wakia Chikala, Sicangu Lakota (Phil Little Thunder)

You and Joe were super great! I can truthfully say that the response to you both was one of the most enthusiastic we've experienced here in Haymarket. 

    Haymarket Quilters Unlimited

T is an incredibly talented artist, storyteller and historian! 

    Kerry Desjardins

T Carter is a National award winning quilter, accomplished fiber artist, author, historian, researcher and activist with expertise in the areas of social justice and Native American and Indigenous history. She holds a master’s degree in American History from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, and a bachelor’s degree in Speech Communications and Art from Minnesota State University, Mankato.


T offers lectures/trunk shows and workshops through her business, History Outside the Box; “Quilts revealing history from many perspectives, including those of women, ordinary people, people of color and others whose voices have yet to be heard and whose stories remain untold.” She serves as president of the Indigenous Nations Alumni Alliance, George Mason University; and former co-president and co-vice president of the Mt. Vernon chapter of Quilters Unlimited. Ms. Carter lives near Washington, D.C.

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