Gee’s Bend, quilting over generations

Rita Mae Pettway, Housetop (fractured medallion variation), 1977, corduroy, 80 x 76 inches (Virginia Museum of Fine Art). A conversation with Valerie Cassell Oliver, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, and Beth Harris.

Additional resources

The quilting tradition at Gee’s Bend from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Gee’s Bend from the Souls Grown Deep Foundation

Gee’s Bend in the Library of Congress

Cite this page as: Valerie Cassel Oliver, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and Dr. Beth Harris, "Gee’s Bend, quilting over generations," in Smarthistory, June 5, 2022, accessed February 8, 2023,