The Art of Gee’s Bend

Remember that link to the quilt makers of Gee Bend, Alabama? Well there’s a programme on Radio 4 all about the quiltmakers in about 45 minutes from now [11:30 GMT, 24 February 2005]:

Some of the most miraculous works of modern art America has produced come from a tiny African-American community in a bend of Alabama River. Stephen Evans meets the women of the Gee’s Bend Quilting Bee, whose humble handiwork born out of slavery now graces some of the most prestigious galleries in America – and fetches high art prices.

It will be repeated next Monday at 12.15am, but if you can’t wait until then, it’s on the Listen Again page.

2 Responses to “The Art of Gee’s Bend”

  1. Mary
    February 24th, 2005 14:51

    Love the quilts. My grandmother was a quilter extrordinaire. When she died, I took the quilt pieces she was working on and between my mother and I we made several quilts – 3 generational! They are still with me. Thanks for the post.

  2. Daisy
    February 25th, 2005 12:18

    I bet your quilts are much treasured in the family Mary. One of these days I am definitely going to start a quilt.

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