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The Quilts of Gee's Bend

Quilt by Loretta Pettway Bennett : 2014 exhibit at City Lights (Connecticut).  Gee's Bend

'Common Threads': Gee's Bend quilters, master textile artists at City Lights

ORIGINAL GEE'S BEND QUILTS DELIA BENNETT "HOUSETOP" FRACTURED MEDALLION VARIATION CIRCA 1955. ORIGINAL.

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Delia Bennett, "Housetop" - fractured-medallion variation, c. cotton, 79 x…

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Lucy Mooney, ca. Blocks and strips work-clothes quilt, ca cotton, denim, wool.

Gypsymade: The Quilts of Gee's Bend

With a single road leading in and out of town, Gee’s Bend is a small rural community (pop. nestled into a curve of the Alabama .

Gloria Hoppins, "Housetop"—center medallion, c. 1975, Corduroy, 91 x 88 inches

Gloria Hoppins, "Housetop"—center medallion, c. Corduroy, 91 x 88 inches

Emma Mae Hall Pettway, Gee's Bend. One side of two-sided quilt: strips, ca. 1975, corduroy, 76 x 92 inches

Emma Mae Hall Pettway, Two-sided quilt: "Bars" variation (this image), strips…

Corners of My Mind detail

Gees Bend Quilt: quilts offer human intimacy as an art object. they are meant to be touched, held and a part of our daily lives.

Gees Bend quilts usually don't "speak to me" to tell the truth. But this one does.

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I have never seen a Gees Bend quilt that did not inspire me. All such gorgeous works of art--and love that so much of the fabric that they use is recycled from other items.

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