Liberia Independence Day

Liberian-quilts

Africa's oldest republic, Liberia, celebrates 163 years of independence today (that's the 26th of July for those whose time zones are already in Tuesday).

Quilting is a longstanding tradition in Liberia, originating from freed slaves who emigrated from the US to Liberia. Above, a colourful celebration of Liberian quilts.

Quilt images from Hart Cottage Quilts