"Wild Goose Chase" variation with "Flying Geese" border

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    Photo: Stephen Pitkin/Pitkin Studio
c. 1930
82 x 74 inches
Collection of
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Gift of the Souls Grown Deep Foundation

Here Annie Bendolph uses triangles and squares in her variation of a pattern widely known as Wild Goose Chase. Gee’s Bend quilters seldom used patterns as they were published in newspapers and magazines, instead enjoying the challenge of creating original and personal interpretations.