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Windham Gee’s Bend Work Clothes Kit

$89.95

“Work Clothes” 46″ x 60″ includes fabrics for top and binding, pattern
By Loretta Pettway Bennett (b. 1960)

Loretta Pettway Bennett was born in her grandparents’ home in 1960 and is the youngest living quilt artist and member of the acclaimed Quilters of Gee’s Bend. She is the 5th generation to be born in Gee’s Bend and traces her family back to Dinah Miller, who according to legend was the first slave to arrive in Gee’s Bend from Africa before the American Civil War.

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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, Houston, The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York and The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, among others.

Windham Fabrics is proud to partner with the Gee’s Bend Quilters Collective and present The Quilts of Gee’s Bend. It is our pleasure to encourage every quilter to be inspired by the vision and courage of the modern quilting pioneers, and create their own masterpiece.  Windham Fabrics shares a portion of the proceeds from the sale of our Gee’s Bend Kits and Gee’s Bend Solids with the Gee’s Bend Quilters Collective.

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