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quilts of gee's bend catalog

auburn studies the quilts

original work

quilt styles

history and geography

more quilts

maps (.pdf)

freedom quilting bee

auburn studies the quilts


archival sources


 In these pages see pictures of all the quilts in the collection, read and see a discussion of quilt styles and how these unique quilts fit into the American quilt story. Learn more about Gee's Bend’s place in the Black Belt of Alabama, and its place in the history of Africans in America and of African Americans. Learn some things about Civil Rights Movement and about the quilters' role in it. 

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