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Gees Bend Housetop Log Cabin Sixteen Block Variation

ArtistJessie T. Pettway


Dimensions93 × 93 in. (236.2 × 236.2 cm)

MediumCotton, Silk, Acetate

ClassificationTextiles and Fiber

Credit Line2020.32; Gift of Arthur J. Secor, by exchange, purchased with funds from the Florence Scott Libbey Bequest in Memory of her Father, Maurice A. Scott and gift of the Souls Grown Deep Foundation

Cost to Adopt

“Housetop, Log Cabin, Sixteen Block variation”, or as it was locally called “Bricklayer”, was Jessie T. Pettway’s preferred pattern. The treatment of this quilt would encompass closing open seams, stabilizing holes and deteriorated fabrics, proper mounting sleeve, appropriate storage boxing and investigation of cleaning practices of Gee’s Bend quilts with a possible cleaning treatment after.