With their bold colors, modern lines, and strong geometric shapes, the quilts of Gee’s Bend are a rich source of inspiration for modern quilters, stitchers, and artists of all kinds, especially those with a penchant for improvisation. This story of these fascinating quilts is truly inspiring; for a bit of background on the quilts, the quiltmakers, and the community itself, visit The Quilts of Gee’s Bend site.
Here’s a handful of Gee’s Bend-inspired pieces from flickr, but there are many, many more, including a whole group devoted to the subject.
(Click on the links below to find more work from each of these artists.)
1. Nancy, 2. Detail of Elements #29, 3. blue quilt in bad light, 4. gee’s bend in blues, 5. liberated log cabin, 6. Wave quilt, 7. Work Quilt #2, 8. Shirts from the Goodwill Store, 9. detail of quilting, 10. Baby quilt, 11. Study in Orange Mini Quilt, 12. Gee’s Bend style quilt