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Gee's Bend Quilts

"artists"Katie Runnels3 Comments
Essie Bendolph Pettway, born 1956, multiple columns of blocks and bars

Pearlie Kennedy Pettway, 1920-1982. "Bars" work-clothes quilt, ca. 1950,
denim and cotton, 84 x 81 inches.

Loretta Pettway, born 1942. Four-block strips, ca. 1960, cotton twill and synthetic
material (men's clothing),
78 x 73 inches.
Quilt images property of Tinwood Media

I've been reading The Quilts of Gee's Bend and it has been the primary inspiration behind the new work I'm preparing for March as my month to be the featured artist at shopSCAD Atlanta. The University of Auburn has created a website for the quilts here. Take a look if you haven't already seen them in the book or museums! I'll write more about my upcoming show tomorrow!