Costume and Textiles
"Triangles in Squares" QuiltMade in Gee's Bend, Alabama, United States, North and Central America
Artist/maker unknown, American
Cotton and polyester; running stitch
Currently not on view
2006-163-4The Ella King Torrey Collection of African American Quilts, 2006
LabelThis 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.