Blocks and strips work-clothes quilt

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    Photo: Stephen Pitkin/Pitkin Studio
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    Photo: Stephen Pitkin/Pitkin Studio
1959
Cotton and denim
79 x 69 inches
Collection of
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Gift of the Souls Grown Deep Foundation
Description

Lucy Mingo has always preferred to use old, discarded clothes and subdued colors in her quilts. She recently said, “I want a little color to it, but not too much. . . . you have to keep it toned down. . . . I made this old block quilt out of pants and shirt tops, and scraps from the shirt factory in Linden"