quilts of gee's bend

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Installation views of Losing the Compass: Quilts at White Cube
Featuring quilts by: Alighiero e Boetti, Mona Hatoum, Sergej Jensen, Mike Kelley, William Morris, Sterling Ruby, Rudolf Stingel, Danh Vo, Franz West, Amish quilts, & Gee’s Bend quilts

today i was reading about the tradition of quilting in gee’s bend, alabama. they’ve had a long practice of making quilts, particularly amongst​ african-american slaves who would create quilts for bedding and art works. it’s still done to this day

i thought it would be interesting to make a quilt of my own. i found as much old fabric and clothing i could find in my flat. tomorrow i’ll visit the library or some used bookstores and get some information on quilting, and start to make one

I cannot see fairies; I dream them.

Here are some of the images on my inspiration board right now. (I can’t source all of them as many are pages ripped out of magazines long ago.)

Oh how I must have a chandelier hanging in my garden someday.

The bookmark was made by my parents, it’s from one of the earliest years of their leather-work business.

Is there anything more surreal and magnificent than sea dragons?

Stockholm, and flowers by Odilon Redon.

It would be really fun to do a photo shoot of a tea table and props in a boat.

I took this of my sister Eva years ago.

Fabric waiting to be made into a folklore themed sewing project.

I want a dreamy blue bed like this for naps. Below is Stockholm again.

The quilts of Gee’s Bend.

Lilla My and Moomintroll.