African-American Quilt Museum & Textile Academy (Marla Quilts, Inc.)

Meet the world renowned visual narrative artist and quilter Marla A. Jackson, in her art studio and teaching gallery. Marla is a community-based visual art educator. Her works have been exhibited in over thirty-five national and international venues, including the American Folk Art Museum, The Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture. One of her most famous works, is part of the permanent collection, at Smithsonian's Anacostia Community.

Her narrative quilts are inspired by the oral histories of her ancestors and the Kansas region. Her work has been featured in the Kansas History Society Quarterly, Threads of Faith, MS Magazine, Speaking Out of Turn Magazine, PBS programs, local and regional syndicated press, as well as exhibit catalogs. Marla's company, Marla Quilt's Inc. African American Museum and Textile Academy is an impetus for developing artistic skills, enhancing individual and communal expression and furthering intellectual awareness.

Marla donates art supplies and her expertise to Liberty Memorial Central Junior High School, in Lawrence Kansas.

​Make an appointment to meet Marla, and view her recent works now on display at her African American Museum and Textile Academy, part of the National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom.

Contact Information

2001 Suite 206 Haskell Avenue

Lawrence, KS 66046

Phone: 785-371-6682

Location Type

Living History


Site Info

AC / Heating

Bus / RV Parking

Group Meeting Room

Group Tours




Water Fountain

Wheel Chair Accessible