The Women of Gee's Bend
A small remote community in Alabama (pop. 700), represents the genius of a group of exceptional quilters who, for more than a century, have created distinctive works of art for their homes and families. The textile artists of Gee's Bend are the inheritors of a tradition that goes back many generations. The "discovery" of these unique American masterpieces has led to their exhibition in museums including The Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, The Whitney Museum of American Art in New York and The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, among others.
We’d like to encourage every quilter to be inspired by the vision and courage of the modern quilting pioneers, to create their own masterpiece.