The Quilts of Gee’s Bend

Posted in: - Nov 03, 2011 Comments Off

These remarkable works of art are made
by women who live in a rural African, American community in Alabama. Their quilt making tradition dates back four generations.The goal  was to improvise upon designs that had already been made in order to create a truly unique composition. Materials such as old clothes, cornmeal sacks, corduroy,  denim jeans including the inside pockets for darker colors and any fabric that fit the color palette were used .

The Quilts of Gee’s Bend is a tunnel book
made by Carolyn Shattuck, Rutland VT
Edition of 4, printed on Epson paper, Japanese paper and vellum.  H-8.5” x W-6.5

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