Susan Hudson is a Navajo/Diné quilter and activist storyteller sharing her story as part of History Colorado’s Bold Women. Change History. speaker series. Join a complimentary watch party and screening of Susan Hudson’s talk, at the Center for Colorado’s Women’s History on Saturday, April 1 from 1 to 2 pm.
Susan Hudson, Kin Yaa’aanii born for Desch’íinii is a renowned quilter from the Navajo Nation in Springs Sheep, New Mexico. Ms. Hudson’s activism lies in her quilts that tell stories of her ancestors’ experiences of the Long Walk and the missing and murdered Indigenous women that are not always welcome in Native American art collections, but she creates them anyway.
Ms. Hudson has been commissioned to create quilts for the Heard Museum and the National Museum of the American Indian. Her dreams of her ancestors inspire her to create new stories in her quilts turning this art form of activism.