Posts tagged ‘gee’s bend’

Guest Post: Quilting for Peace Author Katherine Bell on Housetop Quilts

Though the focus of True Up is “fabric for fabric’s sake,” occasionally a sewing or quilting topic comes along that is just too good too pass up. When STC Craft wrote me to ask if I’d like to host Katherine Bell, author of the spectacular new book Quilting for Peace, on her blog tour, I [...]

Daily Swatch: Election Week

Quilt by Irene Williams, born 1920. “Housetop” – “Log Cabin” variation, c.1975 Cotton (even weave, twill, dotted swiss). 89×78 inches. From the book Gee’s Bend: The Women and Their Quilts, sadly out of print. The description of the quilt reads “Irene Williams made several quilts that contain fabric printed with the word “vote.” Wilcox County [...]