Thursday, March 12, 2015

Gee's Bend

How blessed we are in Sisters to have so many wonderful quilters visit us during the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show.  This year our 40th Anniversary will be an exceptional celebration!  One of the many highlights is the Ruby Celebration by Maywood Studios!  It will be an evening of music celebrated with the Gee'sBend Quilters!!!  The Gee's Bend Quilters are from Gee's Bend Alabama and have shared with the world, the time honor use of fabric...and yet, it seems  as you view their quilts you might think they were at the cutting edge of the Modern Quilt movement.  As with all things in life...quilting is also one big circle of life.  

photo of a previous visit to the Sisters Quilt Show!

Here is a peek of the amazing use of color, value and design of their quilts.  You will want to sign up for the Ruby Celebration!

made by Lucy Mingo of Gee's Bend and part of the collection of 
Bill Volckening, Portland

made by Annie Mae Young

Love and Recycling

Please take time to look through the events that will be happening during the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show and come play with us!


  1. Saw the Gee's Bend showing at the deYoung a few years ago - and have checked out books from the library.....they are amazing!

  2. I love the Gee's bend style and love the blue jean quilt. I do have a kit for one, but the material is cotton not blue jean. I also save all of Bill's old jeans and cut them up, so I have plenty now to make one, another on the to do list.


  3. In 2002 I went to Houston for the first time and found out about their display at the Houston Art Gallery and was amazed by their story and their work.
    In 2011 I was invited by s LQS owner to be part of a small group to have dessert with Matt Arnett, China,Louisiana and Revill at a local coffee shop. It was a magical night to share stories of their life aves, work families and how Matt came to discover them, we ended the evening with Revil and China lead us in a rendition of Amazing Grace.

  4. The last time they were at Sisters they were out front of the Stitching' Post signing books and went into an impromptu singing fest! It was magnificent! And memorable.

  5. Yes! These ladies have always been innovative out of necessity. How great that the world discovered this pocket of talented and dedicated women. Several of them were at QuiltCon last month in Austin. They were the main speakers and also taught workshops. Here they also broke out in song and there were NO dry eyes in the crowd...