Newport This Week

Paying Tribute


Art quilter Veronica Mays is currently displaying works of fiber art at the Newport Public Library. Her works can also be seen at Portsmouth Free Library. Mays, a former high school English teacher has been a quilter for the past four years and has had her works on display in many New England quilt shows as well as the National African-American Quilt Conference and at the Brown versus Board of Education National Historic Landsite in Kansas. In 2019 Mays taught quilting at the National Black Archives. She was a 2019 Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art grant awardee. More Black history tributes on page 2. (Photos by Susan Duca)


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