Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Gees Bend comes to Sisters

Mary Ann Pettway's red and white quilt at Sisters
Iwas delighted to get to hear the Gees Bend Ladies at Sisters and to see examples of their work which has made such a big impact in the art world and influenced many quilters working today.
A housetop quilt by a Gees Bend Lady, wonderful graphic impact.

I think this one also comes from Mary Ann Pettway. The price: $19500 as wide exposure
in the art world has created a market for these quilts.

2 comments:

JoZart Quilts said...

Wow! What a price for that quilt! It is a piece of social history, I suppose. Quite an opportunity for you to hear a talk and see some of their striking quilts.
Jo x

Julie Fukuda said...

I was lucky to see a Gees Bend exhibit in Boston one time. How nice it must have been to talk with those quilters.