The Quilts of Gee's Bend

  • The Quilts of Gees Bend
  • The Quilts of Gees Bend
  • The Quilts of Gees Bend
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In the rural community of Gee’s Bend, African American women have been making quilts for generations. They use scraps of old overalls, aprons, and bleached cornmeal sacks—anything they can find. Their traditions have been passed down through the decades. Much to the women’s surprise, a selection of the quilts was featured in an exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, in 2002. The exhibition then traveled to the Whitney Museum in New York City and made it's way to the Philadelphia Museum of Art in 2008.

  • Ages 8-12
  • Author:  Susan Goldman Rubin 
  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: Abrams, 2017
  • 56 pages, 11.5" x 10.4"
  • Archival images throughout 
  • ISBN: 9781419721311
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