Gee’s Bend

Gee’s Bend is a small rural community in Alabama where African American women have been making quilts for generations. I love their work. I like the improvisation, the use of real clothes and other household fabrics (honoring the original intent of quilting) and their use of color.

Annie Mae Young

China Pettway

Essie Bendolph Pettway

Plummer Pettway

Willie “Ma Willie” Abrams

More information about the quiltmakers and their quilts are here and here.



One Comment on “Gee’s Bend”

  1. Jennifer says:

    I love these quilts…they have kits to make replicas at

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