Quilts of Gee's Bend Notes (Other printed item)
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These notecards featuring the bold and beautiful art of the Gee's Bend quilters celebrate the craft-defining achievements of these Black American textile artists.
Share the timeless work of the Gee's Bend quilters with friends and family. Featuring twenty different quilts by thirteen incredible artists, these notecards make every thank you, happy birthday, and just-because greeting card a joy to receive.
FROM THE MUSEUM TO YOUR MAILBOX: From the High Museum of Art in Atlanta to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, quilts by the Gee's Bend artists hang in major collections throughout the United States. Now, you can bring these inspiring pieces into your home, and share them with the people you love.
INCREDIBLE ARTISTRY: The vibrant colors, playful geometric shapes, and organic improvised patterns that define the Gee's Bend quilting aesthetic have garnered increasing attention and admiration in recent years. Sifting through the colorful cards of this deluxe boxed set, it's easy to see why—the quilts are eye-catching and distinctive, an inspiration to quilters, crafters, and art-appreciators everywhere.
A POWERFUL STORY: Women in the small Black community of Gee's Bend, Alabama, have created hundreds of quilt masterpieces over the years. The inhabitants of this rural community are primarily the descendants of the slaves who worked the fields of the local Pettway plantation for generations. Nearly surrounded by the Alabama River, and lacking access to ferries that now transport people to and from this tiny hamlet, Gee's Bend remained geographically isolated for years. That isolation created dire economic conditions for the town's residents—but it also allowed the astounding creativity of these quilters to flourish and grow into a cultural legacy unlike any other.
• Fans of the Gee's Bend quilters and their influential aesthetic
• Lovers of abstract art and textile art
• Quilters, crafters, and other creatives
• Shoppers looking for a beautiful set of abstract notecards
About the Author
Since the early twentieth century, the Quilters of Gee's Bend—a small Black community in Alabama—have created hundreds of patchwork masterpieces. Their imaginative and boundary-pushing work constitutes a crucial achievement in the history of American art. This set of notecards features quilts by Willie "Ma Willie" Abrams, Annie Bendolph, Louisiana Bendolph, Mary Lee Bendolph, America Irby, Ruth Pettway Mosely, Jessie T. Pettway, Lola Pettway, Loretta Pettway, Lucy T. Pettway, Nancy Pettway, Qunnie Pettway, and Sue Willie Seltzer.