Patchwork - Gee's Bend

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What a great denim patchwork quilt. Love the sashiko on some patches Blue Jean Quilts, Denim Patchwork, Denim Quilts, Patchwork Quilting, Patchwork Chair, Rag Quilt, Patch Quilt, Quilt Modernen, Denim Crafts

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Annie Mae Young Quilts of Gee's Bend Old Quilts, Barn Quilts, Quilting Projects, Quilting Designs, Gees Bend Quilts, African Quilts, Textiles, African American Art, Museum Of Fine Arts

ANNIE MAE YOUNG | Gee's Bend quilter Annie Mae Young with her quilt during a media preview of the exhibit: Quilts of Gees Bend at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.

The town’s women developed a distinctive, bold, and sophisticated quilting style based on traditional American (and African American) quilts. Gees Bend Quilts, African Quilts, Textiles, Antique Quilts, African American History, Quilt Making, So Little Time, Textile Art, Quilt Patterns

Alabama: Gee's Bend Quilters Collective History

The town’s women developed a distinctive, bold, and sophisticated quilting style based on traditional American (and African American) quilts...

Lutisha Pettway - "Housetop" with center medallion - Master Image Antique Quilts, Vintage Quilts, Quilting Projects, Quilting Designs, Gees Bend Quilts, African Quilts, Japanese Quilts, Medallion Quilt, Colorful Quilts

"Housetop" with center medallion

Work by LUTISHA PETTWAY | "Housetop" with center medallion. c. 1955. Cotton.

Drunk Love in a Log Cabin patchwork quilt Denyse Schmidt Log Cabin Quilts, Log Cabins, Punk Rock, Schmidt, Gees Bend Quilts, Heavy Metal, Drunk In Love, American Quilt, Quilt Modernen

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. 700) nestled into a curve of the Alabama ...

February "Negroes at Gee's Bend, Alabama. Descendants of slaves of the Pettway plantation." Here we see one of the celebrated Gee's Bend quilts. Medium format nitrate negative by Arthur Rothstein for the Farm Security Administration. Alabama, Gees Bend Quilts, Shorpy Historical Photos, Make Do, American Quilt, Art Textile, Textiles, Down South, Vintage Quilts

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Housetop - Twelve Block Half-Log Cabin Variation, Rita Mae Pettway The Quilts of Gee's Bend Antique Quilts, Vintage Quilts, Gees Bend Quilts, African Quilts, Pineapple Quilt, Quilt Storage, Log Cabin Quilts, Doll Quilt, Cotton Quilts

Housetop – Rita Mae Pettway

Housetop - Twelve Block Half-Log Cabin Variation, c1975 Rita Mae Pettway The Quilts of Gee's Bend

Old Woman of African American Heritage Gees Bend Quilts, African Quilts, Makeup For Older Women, Feed Sacks, My Black Is Beautiful, African American History, Southern Belle, Work Clothes, Along The Way

Through those generations, the women of Gee's Bend have taught their daughters to quilt. However, isolated culturally and geographically from other communities, they developed distinctive and sophisticated techniques with little outside influence. Their quilting style is based on traditional American and African quilts, but with a geometric simplicity likened to modern art. To piece together their quilts, the women salvaged any material they could find — from feed sacks to old work clothes.

Two women from Gee's Bend recall civil rights era, talk about famous quilts Quilting Tips, Quilting Designs, Gees Bend Quilts, American Quilt, Fabric Pictures, African American History, American Women, Quilt Stitching, Book Images

NETTIE YOUNG, 92, the last surviving original member of the Gee's Bend quilting bee, speaks about how the CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT was wrapped in the fabric of these quilts. THE FREEDOM QUILTING BEE was born in 1966, during the last years of the movement. "Y'all don't know where I came from, and I want people to know where I came from," she said. "I enjoyed it - I really did. I thank GOD from what I've come through. If y'all don't know what BLESSED is, this is BLESSED."

The Quilters of Gee's Bend, Alabama Clip: Revil Mosely talks about how she got started quilting African American Expressions, Gees Bend Quilts, African Quilts, History Of Quilting, Crochet Quilt, Shirt Quilt, Sewing Studio, African American History, Quilting Tutorials

The Quilters of Gee's Bend, Alabama Clip 1

Quiltmaker Revil Mosely of Gee's Bend, Alabama, talks about how she got started quilting. Visit 800alabama.com/yoa/ to learn more about The Year of Alabama A...

Quilts of Gees Bend / Irene Williams born 1920 "Housetop" Antique Quilts, Vintage Quilts, Gees Bend Quilts, African Quilts, String Quilts, Log Cabin Quilts, Quilts For Sale, Contemporary Quilts, Quilt Making

The Quilts Of Gee's Bend by Alvia J. Wardlaw | Incollect

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