geesbend-1
1 of 5
Slideshow-prev-disabled Slideshow-next

Untitled quilt by Loretta Bennett

geesbend-2
2 of 5
Slideshow-prev Slideshow-next

Missouri Pettway, 1902-1981. Blocks and strips work-clothes quilt. 1942

Pettway made this quilt using her husband’s work clothes after he died. Note: This is an older quilt and not part of the Elizabeth Leach exhibition.

geesbend-3
3 of 5
Slideshow-prev Slideshow-next

Louisiana Bendolph, Shared Legacy, soft ground and spit bite aquatint etching. 2007

Born in 1960, Bendolph is younger than most of the other artists, but her prints reflect the same sophisticated color choices and improvisation found in the tradition of Gee’s Bend quilts.

geesbend-4
4 of 5
Slideshow-prev Slideshow-next

Lucy Mingo, Housetop Blocks, quilted fabric. 2008

geesbend-5
5 of 5
Slideshow-prev Slideshow-next-disabled

Strip cloth quilt by Loretta Bennett. Old works clothes and jeans serve as raw materials for this Gee’s Bend quilt.

geesbend-1
geesbend-2
geesbend-3
geesbend-4
geesbend-5
More Slide shows

Please help us keep this community civil. We retain the right to remove or edit comments containing personal attacks or excessive profanity, and comments unrelated to the editorial content. Consult our Terms of Use for more details.