Gee's Bend Quilter: Loretta Pettway
Matriarch quilt maker, Loretta Pettway (born 1935) descends from generations of accomplished quilt makers in Gee’s Bend, Alabama. Her quilt making style marries a flair for improvisation to traditional construction techniques that emphasize rectangles and squares. Her small compositions of cloth build to create complicated compositions that occasionally contain humorous touches and autobiographical references. Her quilts have been featured in museum and gallery exhibitions, including The Quilts of Gee’s Bend and Gee’s Bend: The Architecture of the Quilt. Bendolph was the featured artist in the traveling exhibition Mary Lee Bendolph, Gee’s Bend Quilts, and Beyond. Her work is included in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, NY, the U.S. Department of State, and the Foundation for Art and Preservation in Embassies. The artist is represented by the Greg Kucera Gallery in Seattle, Washington.
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Lazy Gal, 2009
Color Softground and
spitbite aquatint etching
Somerset white textured paper
Paper size 39½" x 33"
Edition of 50