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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
    Bring the whimsy and vibrant imagination of the Gee's Bend quilters into your home with this hand-loomed cotton rug inspired by Nancy Pettway's Housetop quilts. Throughout this time, and up until the present, the settlement's unique patchwork quilting...
    $285.00 - $398.00
  • 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
    Bring the whimsy and vibrant imagination of the Gee's Bend quilters into your home with our exclusive hand-loomed cotton rug based on the c. 1970 Roman Stripes quilt by Loretta Pettway of Gee's Bend, part of the Philadelphia Museum of Art's permanent...
    $285.00 - $398.00
  • On Sale
    1000 Piece Gees Bend Puzzle 1000 Piece Gees Bend Puzzle

    1000 Piece Gee's Bend Puzzle

    Now: $16.99
    Was: $19.99
    A magnificent 1,000-piece puzzle featuring a colorful, intricately patterned quilt by renowned quilter, artist, and matriarch of the historic Gee’s Bend quilting community Mary Lee Bendolph. This is the first jigsaw puzzle to feature a print of one...
    Now: $16.99
    Was: $19.99
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art Quilts Of Gees Bend Playing Cards 2 Deck Set Philadelphia Museum of Art Quilts Of Gees Bend Playing Cards 2 Deck Set

    Quilts Of Gee's Bend Playing Cards: 2 Deck Set

    $16.95
    Since the early twentieth century, the Quilters of Gee's Bend - a small Black community in Alabama - have created hundreds of patchwork masterpieces. Their imaginative and boundary-pushing work constitutes a crucial achievement in the history of American...
    $16.95
  • 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
  • Cover of The Quilts of Gee's Bend Pages from The Quilts of Gee's 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