Gee's Bend

The women of Gee's Bend, a small rural community in southwest Alabama, are celebrated for making exquisite abstract quilts. Based on skills and an aesthetic passed down through several generations, the quilts have been highly praised for their raw beauty, bold geometry and sophisticated color sense.

Mary Lee Bendolph and her daughter-in-law Louisiana, both native Gee's Bend quilters, have created colorful etchings that reflect the same great quilting tradition. Each of the prints is the translation of an actual quilt sewn by one of the Bendolph women. Working collaboratively with master printers, Mary Lee and Louisiana were able to capture in amazing detail the stitching and textures of the used and worn fabrics in the original quilts.
 

 

 

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 Quilt Prints

       

 

Louisiana Bendolph
American Housetop (For the Arnetts) 2005
Color Softground, Aquatint and Spitbite Etching

45 1/2 x 38 inches 

 

Mary Lee Bendolph
Black and Brown 2005
Color Aquatint, Spitbite Aquatint and Softground Etching
33 x 30 1/2 inches

         
  Mary Lee Bendolph
Past and Gone 2005
Color Aquatint, Spitbite Aquatint and Softground Etching
40 1/2 x 35 inches