Each beautifully crafted ‘Marfa Mood board’ in our Journal series celebrates Founder Georgia Dant’s inspirations, whether that be extraordinary women, art, interiors, or books.
To time with the launch of our new limited edition Reversible Patchwork Quilt, Georgia’s second mood board is inspired by and dedicated to the incredible work of the Gee’s Bend quiltmakers – a talented group of African-American women and their ancestors who hand craft renowned patchwork quilts.
Based in the hamlet of Gee’s Bend, Alabama, these quilts have been recognised as among some of the most important African-American visual and cultural contributions to the history of art within the United States. Over the years, the women designed and developed a distinctive style acknowledged for its lively improvisations and geometric simplicity.
Credits (left to right from top):
Image 1: Essie Bendolph Pettway, Two-sided quilt: Blocks and 'One Patch' - stacked squares and rectangles variation, 1973
Image 2: Crosscut Saw' - five diamond-pieced rows with bars, c. 1970
Image 3: Housetop' - nine-block variation, c. 1930
Image 4: Diamonds' variation - 'One Patch' with a contrasting center, c. 1975