The vibrant colors, playful geometric shapes, and organic improvised patterns that define the Gee’s Bend quilting aesthetic have garnered increasing admiration throughout the years. Sifting through the colorful cards of this deluxe boxed set, it’s easy to see why - the quilts are eye-catching and distinctive serving as an inspiration to quilters, crafters, and art-appreciators everywhere. 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. Share the timeless work of the Gee’s Bend quilters with friends and family. Featuring twenty different quilts by incredible artists, these notecards make every thank you, happy birthday, and just because greeting card a joy to send & receive.
Where do these quilts come from? 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 - 1 in 3 residents still bares the Pettway name. Nearly surrounded by the Alabama River, and lacking access to ferries to transport people to and from this tiny hamlet between 1962 and their reinstatement in 2006 Gee’s Bend was 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.
- Boxed set of notecards
- 20 notecards & envelopes
- Each notecard features a different quilt, all by 13 different artists