The Quilts of Gee's Bend

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Creation: 2011

Carolyn Shattuck created this book in the form of a rotating ring flexagon--a movable construction of six hinged tetrahedrons. The twenty-four surfaces of the flexagon bear reproductions of quilt designs. The artist honors the African American women of Wilcox County, Alabama, who made these remarkable works of art. These quilters improvised on established designs to create unique designs using materials such as old clothes, cornmeal sacks, denim jeans and fabrics that were to their liking.

Title

The Quilts of Gee's Bend

Date

Creation: 2011

Description

Carolyn Shattuck created this book in the form of a rotating ring flexagon--a movable construction of six hinged tetrahedrons. The twenty-four surfaces of the flexagon bear reproductions of quilt designs. The artist honors the African American women of Wilcox County, Alabama, who made these remarkable works of art. These quilters improvised on established designs to create unique designs using materials such as old clothes, cornmeal sacks, denim jeans and fabrics that were to their liking.

Rights

Copyright; licensed to Vanderbilt University courtesy of the artist

Format

Artists' books (books)

Source

Southern Civilization Collection, N7433.4 .S438 Q55 2011

Files

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Citation

“The Quilts of Gee's Bend,” Gallery, accessed September 17, 2019, https://gallery.library.vanderbilt.edu/items/show/915.