The Art of American Quiliting


Nettie Young, Arlonzia Pettway, Dee Perry, and Mary Lee Bendolph.
Photos by Dave DeOreo

The Cleveland Museum of Art
The Quilts of Gee’s Bend
June 27 to Sept. 12, 2004


Jessie T. Pettway (American, b. 1929)
Bars and String-Pieced Columns, c. 1950
Cotton
95 x 76 inches
The Collection of the Tinwood Alliance
Cat. Pg. 89
Image courtesy of The Cleveland Museum of Art


Mary Lee Bendolph (American, b. 1935)
“Housetop” variation, 1998; quilted by her daughter, Essie Bendolph Pettway, 2001
Cotton coruroy, twill, assorted polyesters
72 x 76 inches
The Collection of the Tinwood Alliance
Cat. Pg. 131
Image courtesy of The Cleveland Museum of Art


Arlonzia Pettway (American, b. 1923)
Chinese Coins variation, ca. 1965; quilted in 1976
Corduroy, denim, cotton twill
88 x 73 inches
The Collection of the Tinwood Alliance
Cat. Pg. 97
Image courtesy of The Cleveland Museum of Art


Florine Smith (American, b. 1948)
Four-block Strips, c. 1975
Corduroy
68 x 81 inches
The Collection of the Tinwood Alliance
Cat. Pg. 175
Image courtesy of The Cleveland Museum of Art


Ella Mae Irby (American, 1923–2001
“Texas Star,” 1973
Cotton, corduroy, cotton blend
88 x 85 inches
The Collection of the Tinwood Alliance
Cat. Pg. 153
Image courtesy of The Cleveland Museum of Art


China Pettway (American, b. 1952)
Blocks, ca. 1975
Corduroy and cotton hopsacking
83 x 70 inches
The Collection of the Tinwood Alliance
Cat. Pg. 167
Image courtesy of The Cleveland Museum of Art


Deborah Pettway Young (American, 1916–1997)
Roman Stripes variation, c. 1960
Cotton twill, print, jersey knit, denim, polyester
83 x 64 inches
The Collection of the Tinwood Alliance
Cat. Pg. 135
Image courtesy of The Cleveland Museum of Art


Lucy T. Pettway (American, b. 1921)
“Snowball” (quiltmaker’s name), c. 1950
Cotton, corduroy, cotton sacking materials
85 x 85 in.
The Collection of the Tinwood Alliance
Cat. Pg. 151
Image courtesy of The Cleveland Museum of Art


Rachel Carey George (American, b. 1908)
Strips, c. 1938
Denim (wool trousers, mattress ticking, cotton)
72 x 82 inches
The Collection of the Tinwood Alliance
Cat. Pg. 65
Image courtesy of The Cleveland Museum of Art


Annie Mae Young (American, b. 1928)
Work-Clothes Quilt with Center Medallion of Strips, 1976
Denim, corduroy, synthetic blend (britches legs with pockets)
108 x 77 inches
The Collection of the Tinwood Alliance
Cat. Pg. 106
Image courtesy of The Cleveland Museum of Art

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