Put some traditional American artwork on your desktop with quilts from the artists at Gee’s Bend.
If you’re serious about American art, then you’re probably familiar with the Gee’s Bend Quilters Collective. For six generations, talented African American women in the rural community of Gee’s Bend, Alabama, have been known for their unique style of quilting that draws from modern art as well as American quilting traditions. The Gee’s Bend Quilts Windows 7 Theme celebrates these artists with six beautiful examples of their craft.
Mary Lee Bendolph’s blue-toned work-clothes quilt was made of denim and cotton. That’s followed by Creola B. Pettway’s red-and-white “Housetop–Half-Log Cabin Variation.” Irene Williams’ bold “Blocks and Strips” was made of blue and red double-knit fabric. Qunnie Pettway created her “Bricklayer Variation” of red and white corduroy. In “Medallion” Loretta P. Bennett used colors similar to Williams’ “Blocks and Strips,” but with a very different effect. We close with something completely different–Sarah Mary Taylor’s piecework and appliqué quilt “Hands,” shown here.