"H" variation (quiltmaker's name: "Milky Way")
In 1968, the Freedom Quilting Bee began working with New York craft marketer Stanley Selengut, who took quilt samples to Bloomingdale's and returned to Gee's Bend with a twenty-thousand dollar order. He had a designer, Sara Stein, devise new patterns in consultation with Bloomingdale's—some based on contemporary abstract art—and work with the quiltmaker's to achieve consistent standards of productions. Among Stein's designs was a pattern called "Milky Way," featuring contrasting circles within squares. Nettie Young combined this pattern with a more traditional "H" pattern.