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Gees Bend - love these images, and love the women that made them. I love reading the stories from Gee's Bend.
This is one fabulous courthouse steps quilt from the Gee's Bend series. You wouldn't think these colors would work as well as they do, but they really pop!
Wonderfully wonky quilt with strips of various widths and heights running vertically and horizonally - Gee's Bend influence
Quilt By deux petites souris - cinzia allocca I love the fact that this is wonky and the single blue strip.
gee's bend quilts, 3rd grade, use fabric scraps to tie in w/ Mali Mudcloths?
(Sherri Lynn Wood of daintytime; photo: www.flickr.com/...)
Gees Bend Quilt: Arlonzia Pettway, "Housetop" nine-block variation, 1982, 87x80 inches. From the book "Gee's Bend: The Women and Their Quilts," Tinwood Books 2002
Gee's Bend Quilt by Missouri History Museum, via Flickr
Close up of a Gee's Bend quilt--bricklayer variation
Aside from the great geometry going on here, I love that it's made from shirts from a goodwill store! Brings a whole new meaning to "freecycle"! (From "Shirts from the Goodwill Store by Rangoli45")
THE QUILTS OF GEE´S BEND
gee's bend denim & corduroy quilts