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gee's bend quilt, Love the abstract design and the colors - especially the single red square.

gee's bend quilt, Love the abstract design and the colors - especially the single red square.

Mary Lee Bendolph  and Ruth P. Mosely  Bricklayer  Gee's Bend Quilters Collective

Mary Lee Bendolph and Ruth P. Mosely Bricklayer Gee's Bend Quilters Collective

Do you love Gee's Bend quilts? There's a marvelous website with loads of information about the quilts and their makers at the link

Do you love Gee's Bend quilts? There's a marvelous website with loads of information about the quilts and their makers at the link

In Person: The Quilts of Gees Bend, photo by Katie Blakesley

In Person: The Quilts of Gee’s Bend

In Person: The Quilts of Gees Bend, photo by Katie Blakesley

Gee's Bend was named for Joseph Gee, who settled there, in 1816, with 18 Slaves, establishing a cotton plantation.  Upon his death, the plantation and 47 Slaves, passed to his nephews, in 1845, who sold it to a relative, Mark H. Pettway, settling a debt.  The Pettway family moved from NC to Gee's Bend, bringing about one hundred Slaves.  When Slavery was Abolished many of the Former Slaves continued working for Pettway as Sharecroppers. |  photo: Former home of the PETTWAYS, April 1937.

Gee's Bend was named for Joseph Gee, who settled there, in 1816, with 18 Slaves, establishing a cotton plantation. Upon his death, the plantation and 47 Slaves, passed to his nephews, in 1845, who sold it to a relative, Mark H. Pettway, settling a debt. The Pettway family moved from NC to Gee's Bend, bringing about one hundred Slaves. When Slavery was Abolished many of the Former Slaves continued working for Pettway as Sharecroppers. | photo: Former home of the PETTWAYS, April 1937.

Love the colors and the one spark of red - another Gee's Bend quilt.

Love the colors and the one spark of red - another Gee's Bend quilt.

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