Sunday, 15 August 2010

Quilts of Gees Bend

On Thursday, 7 of us met at the London Convention Center for a quilt show put on by Cotton by Post about the Quilts of Gees Bend. This was a very different show from the usual Quilt show that we attend. We all attended the lecture in the afternoon which explained the history and context. We thoroughly enjoyed the show and lecture and have decided to do a small challenge project "in the spirit of Gees Bend". We hope to meet at the end of October to unveil our finished projects. Check back to the blog around that time to see what we all come up with :-). Here is the whole group that attended the show:

Lynn, Yellie, Jackie, Amy, Jacqui (me), Susan and Gail:

Some of the quilts on display at the show:

Gail and Amy:

I really liked this one's use of colour:

1 comment:

quiltmom anna said...

Thanks for sharing the beautiful quilts of Gee Bend. I love the pink one and the gorgeous print one with pink. Their story is so interesting- there is a young adults novel that is called Leaving Gee Bend by Irene Latham that is an interesting read. There are also some gorgeous coffee table books out there about the Gee Bend quilters.
Regards from a Western Canadian quilter,