Gee’s Bend Quilts

There is a rural in Alabama, Gee’s Bend population 700. The town grew from a cotton plantation and the slaves who worked the land.
“The town’s women developed a distinctive, bold, and sophisticated quilting style based on traditional American (and African American) quilts, but with a geometric simplicity reminiscent of Amish quilts and modern art.” The women have been working at their craft through at least six generations to the present.The top side of the quilt is pieced by individual women expressing their art through quilting. The “quilting” of the quilts is usually done communally. Gee’s Bend: The Women And Their Quilts 

Click here to see a photo of these 40 women who have quilted their way into history.

The quilts have been on display in Art Museums all over the United States.

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