Work-clothes quilt with center medallion of strips

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    Photo: Stephen Pitkin/Pitkin Studio
Denim, corduroy, synthetic blend (britches legs with pockets)
108 x 77 inches
Collection of
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Gift of the Souls Grown Deep Foundation

One of the best known of the Gee's Bend work-clothes quilts is a strip-based patchwork created by Annie Mae in 1976, which features a hot, rectangular core of red, yellow, and brown corduroy stripes surrounded by bands of cool denim.