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Work clothes quilt, made by Stella Pettway of Gee’s Bend, Alabama. Work clothes quilt, made by Stella Pettway of Gee’s Bend, Alabama.

Gee's Bend quilt beautiful color story

“ Leola Pettway, born “Log Cabin” — “Courthouse Steps” variation (local name: “Bricklayer”), ca. Leola Pettway is China Pettway’s mother.

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Pearlie Kennedy Pettway, “Bars” work-clothes quilt, ca. 1950 denim and cotton, 84 x 81 inches.

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Let's have a quilt show today featuring Gee's Bend quilts and Gee's Bend-style quilts.

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Gee's Bend Quilt: Loretta Pettway, born String-pieced quilt cotton twill and synthetic material (men's clothing), 80 x 74 inches. In the early Loretta Pettway fashioned three quilts from the same batch of men's clothing scraps.

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Lucy Mooney, ca. Blocks and strips work-clothes quilt, ca cotton, denim, wool.

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