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Quilts of Gee's Bend Boxed Notes

Hachette-Chronicle

9781797212241

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. From the High Museum of Art in Atlanta to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, quilts by the Gee’s Bend artists hang in major collections throughout the United States. 

Women in the small Black community of Gee’s Bend, Alabama, have created hundreds of quilt masterpieces over the years. The inhabitants of this rural community are primarily the descendants of the slaves who worked the fields of the local Pettway plantation for generations. Nearly surrounded by the Alabama River, and lacking access to ferries that now transport people to and from this tiny hamlet, Gee’s Bend remained geographically isolated for years. That isolation created dire economic conditions for the town’s residents—but it also allowed the astounding creativity of these quilters to flourish and grow into a cultural legacy unlike any other.

Dimensions: 4 3/8 x 5 1/2 x 1 5/8"

Details: 20 full-color notecards and 20 envelopes in a keepsake box.




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