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Quilt exhibition highlights talents of Black women

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Quilts by 42 women spanning four generations make up an exhibition that has electrified the art quilt world.

The 70 quilts, most created from salvaged and discarded fabrics and clothes, are improvisational rather than pattern-driven. Most were created when the town was largely isolated during the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s, which makes the quilter’s innovated abstraction a matter of internal creativity rather than learned design.

The recently discovered 20th-century designs by a group of African-American women in Gee’s Bend in southwestern Alabama make up “Gee’s Bend: The Architecture of the Quilt”

SOURCE: Courier-Journal (Lousiville, Ky)


Written by Symphony

December 30, 2007 at 5:05 pm

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