African American Quilts
19th- and 20th-century quilts made by African Americans, with a particular style: colorful, random, and roughly made, along the lines of the famous Gee's Bend, Alabama quilts. The jazz of the quilt world.
The Silly BooDilly: More Gee's Bend Quilts
Like others in the small southern Alabama community of Gee's Bend, Arlonzia made quilts to keep her family warm. But now, quilts by her and several generations of women are hanging on museum walls -- extraordinary work, from an extraordinary place. The exhibition is called "The Quilts of Gee's Bend."
The Running Stitch: Gee's Bend