Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Gee's Bend Quilt Kits!

Gee's Bend quilt kits are here!

These two kits are based on the original quilts, "Medallian Variation" by Louisiana Pettway Bendolph and "Work Clothes Quilt" by Loretta Pettway Bennett. Gee's Bend, Alabama is home to an inspiring group of women with a quilting tradition that goes back to the mid-1800s. The quiltmakers are renowned for their modern aesthetic, individuality and creativity, and they still continue the quilting tradition today. A portion of the proceeds of these kits goes to the Gee's Bend Quilter's Collective in Alabama.

The kits include instructions and fabric for your quilt top and binding.

Happy quilting!


Anonymous said...

As I recall, the woman who made the original for the Blue work clothes pattern said that she made it out of her deceased husbands ovralls so that she could always have him sleep over her..they are beautiful patterns1

Anonymous said...

I've seen exhibits of these quilts twice now over the years and both times cried at their gorgeousness and then my head nearly exploded from inspiration. They are love.