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Lucy T. Pettway

Snowball (quiltmaker's name), c. 1950

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Lucy T. Pettway (1921–2004), Snowball (quiltmaker's name), c. 1950

Cotton, corduroy, cotton sacking material, 85 x 83 in.; Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Museum purchase and gift of the Souls Grown Deep Foundation

More than any other artist of her generation, Lucy T. Pettway epitomized the remarkable versatility of quiltmaking in Gee’s Bend. She was often attracted to established patterns, gleaning many of her ideas from quilt books given to her family by white people across the river in Camden. But each of her quilts contained personalized touches of artistry, and throughout a lifetime of prolific quiltmaking, she avoided ever repeating herself. Like a jazz musician, She loved to take a commonplace and recognized theme and turn it into an improvisational tour de force, such as her Snowball quilt.

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Souls Grown Deep Custom Prints offers custom reproductions of artworks by Souls Grown Deep artists. Hand-made in the USA using gallery-quality materials, we create prints as true to the original work as possible, using strict color management protocols and state-of-the-art printing technology.


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