Gloria Hoppins is Linda Pettway's daughter and Lucy P. Witherspoon's sister.
This book and exhibition are part of a growing family of research projects about the African American community of Gee’s Bend,Alabama, and its quilts. Surrounded on three sides by a river, Gee’s Bend developed a distinctive local culture and quilt design aesthetic.
The women of Gee’s Bend—a small, remote, black community in Alabama—have created hundreds ofquilt masterpieces dating from the early twentieth century to the present. The Quilts of Gee’s Bend tells the story of this town and its art.
“Some of the most miraculous works of art America has produced….So eye-poppingly gorgeous that it’s hard to know how to begin to account for them.” –New York Times
From its beginning at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and the Whitney Museum of American Art, The Quilts of Gee’s Bend exhibition received unprecedented critical acclaim and brok
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