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The Gee’s Bend Quilters

The women of Gee’s Bend are renowned for their hand-sewn quilts, considered a crucial contribution to the history of American art. Now—for the first time!—their gorgeous tapestries are available for online purchase on Etsy, in partnership with Nest (a nonprofit focused on equity in the Makers Movement) and Souls Grown Deep (a foundation focused on elevating Black artists). Discover, own, and forever cherish their textile masterpieces.

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Meet the Quilters

Hear the women of Gee’s Bend unravel the stories behind their gorgeous stitchwork, and discover what makes each vibrant patchwork piece, and the entire community of quilters, such a rare and priceless treasure.

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About Nest: buildanest.org

Nest, a New York-based nonprofit organization, is dedicated to preserving the rich cultural history and value of craftsmanship while increasing workforce inclusivity, opportunity, and development regardless of sex, race, or physical ability for artisans worldwide. As a key advisor to and resource for the Gee’s Bend Quilters, Nest seeks to shine a new light on American makers, ultimately increasing their business acumen and success as entrepreneurs. To learn more about Nest’s ongoing efforts to bring capacity development and sustained income to the Gee’s Bend community, visit buildanest.org/geesbend.

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