Anthony Bowman is a modern quilter who makes both functional quilts and art quilts, and writes patterns. Anthony was born and raised in Ohio, and has lived in Chicago, the District of Columbia, and Shanghai and Qiqihar, China. He presently lives in Brooklyn. Anthony often incorporates elements of modern traditionalism in his quilts, and most recently has been exploring how to incorporate his modern traditionalist aesthetic with symbolic representations of community, togetherness, and inclusiveness. Outside of quilting, Anthony has led community organizing and coalition-based initiatives locally and nationally for over twenty years.