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Quilts and Quilt Studies


Homepage of the collector of the Quilts of Gee's Bend web site

The Quilts of Gee's Bend:  A Collective History.  Includes photographs of the quilts, quilters, and significant text on the history of Gee's Bend, Alabama.  Also includes information on the Tinwood Alliance. web site

NPR article on The Quilts of Gee's Bend including audio and photographs. web site

NPR article on the Women of Gee's Bend including an interviewby Kathryn Tucker Windham with Arlonzia Pettway, Allie "Ma" Pettway and Luc yMarie Mingo. web site

PBS Online Newshour:  The Quilts of Gee's Bend from July 2003.  Includes streaming video. web site

Washington Post article on the quilts and quilters.  The quilts are in Washington DC from February 14 - May 17, 2004 article

International Quilt Study Center at the University of Nebraska. web site

A web site devoted to the diverse work of ethnic quilters. web site

Art quilter Faith Ringgold web site

Useful Sites for Teachers

The PBS Series: Race the Power of an Illusion web site

Artifacts We Don't Dig Up, Using quilts made by African American women to teach history web site

Museum and other Sites

New York Historical Society web site

International Center of Photography web site

American Memory: Historical Collections for the National Digital Library web site

Architect Site on the Rural Studio

American Visionary Art Museum web site

Asante Kente from Ghana: cloth samples web site

Quilt images courtesy of Tinwood Media | All other photographs courtesy Jim Peppler, 1966, all rights reserved