Philadelphia Museum of Art - Collections Object : Triangles in Squares Quilt

"Triangles in Squares" Quilt

Artist/maker unknown, American

Made in Gee's Bend, Alabama, United States, North and Central America


Cotton and polyester; running stitch

6 feet 4 3/8 inches × 6 feet 4 1/2 inches (194 × 194.3 cm)

Curatorial Department:
Costume and Textiles

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:

Credit Line:
The Ella King Torrey Collection of African American Quilts, 2006

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This everyday quilt uses an orange floral fabric found in a quilt by Sally Bennett Jones (1944-1988) from Gee's Bend, Alabama. It is backed with red and blue corduroy remnants from pillow shams made by members of the Freedom Quilting Bee for Sears Roebuck beginning in 1972. The Bee, established in 1966 as a cooperative, grew out of the civil rights movement.