Featuring more than 50 quilts made throughout the American South between 1910 and the 1970s, “Bold Expressions: African American Quilts from the Collection of Corrine Riley” will be on view at Bellevue Arts Museum from June 14 through October 7. Occupying the entire 3rd floor galleries, the exhibit is the largest historical quilt collection to be shown at BAM. African American quilts, made entirely by women, are celebrated for their bold improvisation and modern take on traditional quilting patterns, and are made from materials that were readily available to the makers, including flour sacks, old blue jeans, work clothes and fabric remnants. The exhibition is organized by Mingei International Museum, San Diego, California and curated by Christine Knoke. Made possible in part by the City of Bellevue Arts Program. Shown: Controlled Crazy Quilt, photo by Anthony Scoggins.