OUR TOWN : Quilts on display at Westmont

An exhibition of “Gee’s Bend Quilters: Selections from Paulson Press,” on display through Friday in Westmont College’s Reynolds Gallery, celebrates the work of four black women from rural Gee’s Bend, Ala. The quilters worked side by side with printmakers at Paulson Press in Berkeley to create soft-ground etchings from their original quilt designs. Descended from slaves on the Pettway plantation, residents of Gee’s Bend developed a tradition of colorful handmade quilts that have been exhibited to critical acclaim in museums across the nation. more

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