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Martha Pettway

"Housetop" variation quilt back (close-up detail 5), 1930s

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Martha Pettway (1911–2005), "Housetop" variation quilt back (close-up detail 5), 1930s

Cotton, 84 x 74 in.; Souls Grown Deep Foundation

The tradition of the patchwork quilt was born of scarcity and resourcefulness, arising in times and places where the shortages of cloth called for the inventive salvaging of fabric scraps and remnants. Feed, flour, and sugar sacks were commonly used to make quilt backs, as seen in this Martha Pettway quilt from the 1930s.

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The backs of Gee’s Bend quilts from the early 20th century were commonly made from used feed, flour, and sugar sacks.

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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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