Hi, I’m Donnette Cooper

About me

I was born in Kingston, Jamaica and migrated to the United States as a teenager.  I am a graduate of Clark University and Howard University School of Law.  I currently practice law with the government of the District of Columbia.

I was introduced to sewing at an early age by my grand-mother and was greatly influenced by my father, a bespoke tailor.  I started quilting in the early nineties, finding inspiration in African textiles and the individual, cultural and spiritual messages they encode. Through the quilt form, I tell stories and explore cultural values and collective memory.

Donnette A. Cooper
Kingston, Jamaica
Hyattsville, MD