These notecards featuring the bold and beautiful art of the Gee's Bend quilters celebrate the craft-defining achievements of these Black American textile artists. Share the timeless work of the Gee's Bend quilters with friends and family. Featuring twenty different quilts by thirteen incredible artists, these notecards make every thank you, happy birthday, and just-because greeting card a joy to receive.
Women in the small Black community of Gee's Bend, Alabama, have created hundreds of quilt masterpieces over the years. The inhabitants of this rural community are primarily the descendants of the slaves who worked the fields of the local Pettway plantation for generations. Nearly surrounded by the Alabama River, and lacking access to ferries that now transport people to and from this tiny hamlet, Gee's Bend remained geographically isolated for years. That isolation created dire economic conditions for the town's residents-but it also allowed the astounding creativity of these quilters to flourish and grow into a cultural legacy unlike any other.
This set of notecards features quilts by Willie Ma Willie Abrams, Annie Bendolph, Louisiana Bendolph, Mary Lee Bendolph, America Irby, Ruth Pettway Mosely, Jessie T. Pettway, Lola Pettway, Loretta Pettway, Lucy T. Pettway, Nancy Pettway, Qunnie Pettway, and Sue Willie Seltzer.
20 tent-folded cards
Sturdy box packaging
Box features a pull-out drawer with ribbon
Cards measure 12.5cm x 11cm