"Flying Geese" variation

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    Photo: Stephen Pitkin/Pitkin Studio
c. 1935
Cotton and wool
86 x 71 inches
Collection of
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Museum purchase and gift of the Souls Grown Deep Foundation

The fundamental geometries of Gee's Bend quilts shine in works made with single repeating patches: triangles, squares, diamonds, and hexagons. Among these primary shapes, massed triangles produce the most striking effects of movement and contrast—a goal for many of the quiltmakers.