Two-sided quilt: [1] "Bars" variation and [2] strips

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    Photo: Stephen Pitkin/Pitkin Studio
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    Photo: Stephen Pitkin/Pitkin Studio
c. 1975
Corduroy
76 x 92 inches

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Emma learned to make quilts from her mother, but was influenced by other Rehoboth artists, including Pearlie Pettway Hall.

Emma learned to make quilts from her mother, but was influenced by other Rehoboth artists, including Pearlie Pettway Hall. After Emma married Lovell Pettway of Gee's Bend, she found herself among several of the Pettway Quarters' leading quiltmakers, including sisters Aolar Mosely and Louella Pettway. Joining their quilting circle at Mosely's house, Emma tempered the more unpredictable style she brought from Rehoboth. The resulting quilts are Rehoboth and Gee's Bend, a balance of free-spiritedness and studied exploration.