"Bricklayer" variation

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    Photo: Stephen Pitkin/Pitkin Studio
1975
Corduroy
83 x 74 inches

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Qunnie's quilt from 1975 is constructed out of narrow strips of corduroy discards from the Freedom Quilting Bee.

Qunnie's quilt from 1975 is constructed out of narrow strips of corduroy discards from the Freedom Quilting Bee. Its subtle gradations in color and stepped diagonals are symbolic of a moment in Gee’s Bend when the hard life of farming was coming to an end, and other alternatives, however meager, were presenting themselves.