"Roman Stripes" variation (local name: Crazy Quilt)

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    Photo: Stephen Pitkin/Pitkin Studio
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Cotton twill, denim, cotton/polyester blend, synthetic knit (pants material)
86 x 70 inches
Collection of
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Museum purchase and gift of the Souls Grown Deep Foundation

Around 1967, Plummer T. Pettway made a "Crazy" quilt from old pants. Her stepdaughter Loretta admired and remembered the quilt, and a few years thereafter created this version from similar materials.

This is one of ten Gee's Bend quilts to appear on a U.S. postage stamp in 2006.