The Gee’s Bend Quiltmakers


Mary Lee Bendolph, Essie Bendolph Pettway, Delia Bennett, America Irby, Aolar Mosely, Annie E. Pettway, Candis Pettway, Loretta Pettway, Mary Leathea Pettway, Qunnie Pettway, Rita Mae Pettway, Stella Mae Pettway, Loretta Pettway Bennett, Ethel Young



Apr 12 - Apr 25, 2021
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artworks in the show
 
Ethel Young, 'Crosscut Saw' - (quiltmaker's name) - five diamond-pieced rows with bars, , c. 1970 , Alison Jacques

Ethel Young


'Crosscut Saw' - (quiltmaker's name) - five diamond-pieced rows with bars, , c. 1970

Cotton
182.9 x 177.8 cm, (72 x 70 ins)


Alison Jacques
The Gee’s Bend Quiltmakers
Apr 12 - Apr 25, 2021

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Ethel Young

'Crosscut Saw' - (quiltmaker's name) - five diamond-pieced...

, c. 1970
Loretta Pettway Bennett, Work-clothes strips, 2003, Alison Jacques

Loretta Pettway Bennett


Work-clothes strips, 2003

Denim
200.7 x 152.4 cm (79 x 60 in)


Alison Jacques
The Gee’s Bend Quiltmakers
Apr 12 - Apr 25, 2021

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Loretta Pettway Bennett

Work-clothes strips

, 2003
Loretta Pettway, Two-sided work-clothes quilt: Bars and blocks, c. 1960, Alison Jacques

Loretta Pettway


Two-sided work-clothes quilt: Bars and blocks, c. 1960

Cotton, denim, twill, corduroy, wool blend
210.8 x 180.3 cm (83 x 71 in)


Alison Jacques
The Gee’s Bend Quiltmakers
Apr 12 - Apr 25, 2021

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Loretta Pettway

Two-sided work-clothes quilt: Bars and blocks

, c. 1960
Delia Bennett, 'Diamonds' variation—'One Patch' with contrasting center, c. 1975, Alison Jacques

Delia Bennett


'Diamonds' variation—'One Patch' with contrasting center, c. 1975

Cotton, corduroy
195.6 x 185.4 cm (77 x 73 in)


Alison Jacques
The Gee’s Bend Quiltmakers
Apr 12 - Apr 25, 2021

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Delia Bennett

'Diamonds' variation—'One Patch' with contrasting center

, c. 1975
Loretta Pettway, 'Log Cabin' - single block 'Courthouse Steps' variation (local name: 'Bricklayer'), c. 1980, Alison Jacques

Loretta Pettway


'Log Cabin' - single block 'Courthouse Steps' variation (local name: 'Bricklayer'), c. 1980

Cotton, cotton/polyester blend
254 x 228.6 cm (100 x 90 in)


Alison Jacques
The Gee’s Bend Quiltmakers
Apr 12 - Apr 25, 2021

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Loretta Pettway

'Log Cabin' - single block 'Courthouse Steps' variation...

, c. 1980
Essie Bendolph, Pettway Two-sided quilt: Blocks and 'One Patch' - stacked squares and rectangles variation, 1973, Alison Jacques

Essie Bendolph


Pettway Two-sided quilt: Blocks and 'One Patch' - stacked squares and rectangles variation, 1973

Cotton, polyester knit, denim
223.5 x 203.2 cm (88 x 80 in)


Alison Jacques
The Gee’s Bend Quiltmakers
Apr 12 - Apr 25, 2021

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Essie Bendolph

Pettway Two-sided quilt: Blocks and 'One Patch' - stacked...

, 1973
America Irby, Center Medallion, c. 1940, Alison Jacques

America Irby


Center Medallion, c. 1940

Corduroy
210.8 x 193 cm (83 x 76 in)


Alison Jacques
The Gee’s Bend Quiltmakers
Apr 12 - Apr 25, 2021

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America Irby

Center Medallion

, c. 1940
Annie E. Pettway, 'Housetop' - nine-block variation, c. 1930, Alison Jacques

Annie E. Pettway


'Housetop' - nine-block variation, c. 1930

Cotton
195.6 x 180.3 cm (77 x 71 in)


Alison Jacques
The Gee’s Bend Quiltmakers
Apr 12 - Apr 25, 2021

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Annie E. Pettway

'Housetop' - nine-block variation

, c. 1930
Stella Mae Pettway, Big Wheel, 1986, Alison Jacques

Stella Mae Pettway


Big Wheel, 1986

Double knit, cotton and polyester
218.4 x 193 cm (86 x 76 in)


Alison Jacques
The Gee’s Bend Quiltmakers
Apr 12 - Apr 25, 2021

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Stella Mae Pettway

Big Wheel

, 1986
Loretta Pettway Bennett, 'Z' and Chinese Coins, Pink, Navy, Blue and Multi-color, 2004, Alison Jacques

Loretta Pettway Bennett


'Z' and Chinese Coins, Pink, Navy, Blue and Multi-color, 2004

Cotton, cotton blend, twill
177.8 x 152.4 cm (70 x 60 in)


Alison Jacques
The Gee’s Bend Quiltmakers
Apr 12 - Apr 25, 2021

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Loretta Pettway Bennett

'Z' and Chinese Coins, Pink, Navy, Blue and Multi-color

, 2004
Candis Mosely Pettway, Coat of Many Colors (quilting bee name), 1970, Alison Jacques

Candis Mosely Pettway


Coat of Many Colors (quilting bee name), 1970

Cotton and cotton/polyester blend
200.7 x 170.2 cm (79 x 67 in)


Alison Jacques
The Gee’s Bend Quiltmakers
Apr 12 - Apr 25, 2021

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Candis Mosely Pettway

Coat of Many Colors (quilting bee name)

, 1970
Qunnie Pettway, Housetop, c. 1975, Alison Jacques

Qunnie Pettway


Housetop, c. 1975

Corduroy
208.3 x 188 cm (82 x 74 in)


Alison Jacques
The Gee’s Bend Quiltmakers
Apr 12 - Apr 25, 2021

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Qunnie Pettway

Housetop

, c. 1975
Rita Mae Pettway, 'Pig in the pen' - block style, 2019, Alison Jacques

Rita Mae Pettway


'Pig in the pen' - block style, 2019

Cotton / polyester blend
210.8 x 210.8 cm (83 x 83 in)


Alison Jacques
The Gee’s Bend Quiltmakers
Apr 12 - Apr 25, 2021

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Rita Mae Pettway

'Pig in the pen' - block style

, 2019
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