I signed up to do the Modern Quilt Guild mini quilt swap, and this was my end result. The receiver said she liked secondary colors, squares, triangles, celestial motifs, and Gees Bend quilts. I was at first very uninspired, but then I decided to vomit up all those inspirations, and this was the result. It’s pretty wacky, but I think it really works!
This uplifting, Emmy-winning PBS film tells the modern-day “Cinderalla” story of the quilt-makers of Gee’s Bend, Alabama. Artists born into extreme poverty, they live to see their quilts hailed by a The New York Times art critic as “some of the most miraculous works of modern art America has produced."