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Gee's Bend

Gee's Bend

Hailed by the New York Times as “some of the most miraculous works of modern art America has produced,” Gee’s Bend quilts constitute a crucial chapter in the history of American art.

The women of Gee's Bend, a small remote black community in Alabama, have created hundreds of quilt masterpieces dating from the early 20th century to the present - carrying forward an old and proud tradition of textiles made for home and family. Gee's Bend quilts transform recycled work clothes and dresses, feed sacks and fabric remnants to sophisticated design vessels of cultural survival and continuing portraits of the women's identities.

Today, Gee's Bend quilts are in the permanent collections of over 20 leading art museums, including 21 quilts in the Philadelphia Museum of Art collection. Quilts are still being made at the Gee's Bend Quilt Collective in Southeast Alabama, as they have been for generations.

  • Nancy Pettway of Gees Bend Housetop Rug Nancy Pettway of Gees Bend Housetop Rug

    Nancy Pettway of Gee's Bend Housetop Rug

    $285.00 - $398.00
    This item requires a shipping surcharge. Some fragile or oversized items require additional surcharges that allow us to ensure your purchase arrives quickly and safely. Bring the whimsy and vibrant imagination of the Gee's Bend quilters into your home...
    $285.00 - $398.00
  • Museum Exclusive
    Loretta Pettway of Gees Bend Roman Stripes Rug Loretta Pettway of Gees Bend Roman Stripes Rug

    Loretta Pettway of Gee's Bend Roman Stripes Rug

    $285.00 - $398.00
    This item requires a shipping surcharge. Some fragile or oversized items require additional surcharges that allow us to ensure your purchase arrives quickly and safely. Bring the whimsy and vibrant imagination of the Gee's Bend quilters into your home...
    $285.00 - $398.00
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art Quilts of Gees Bend Notecards Boxed Set Philadelphia Museum of Art Quilts of Gees Bend Notecards Boxed Set

    Quilts of Gee's Bend Notecards Boxed Set

    $15.95
    Share the timeless work of the Gee's Bend quilters with friends and family. Featuring twenty different quilts by thirteen incredible artists, these notecards make every thank you, happy birthday, and just-because greeting card a joy to receive. ...
    $15.95
  • The Quilts of Gees Bend The Quilts of Gees Bend

    The Quilts of Gee's Bend

    $21.95
    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...
    $21.95