"Bars" work-clothes quilt

Lutisha Pettwayc. 1950

Souls Grown Deep

Souls Grown Deep
Atlanta, United States

"I farmed. That's all I did do—farmed cotton, pulled corn, worked for my daddy. We come up hard back at them times. Didn't get much schooling. I had nine children. Two of them died. I had to make quilts for them, and all my quilts was scrapped up out of old clothes back then."


  • Title: "Bars" work-clothes quilt
  • Creator: Lutisha Pettway
  • Creator Lifespan: 1925/2001
  • Creator Nationality: American
  • Creator Gender: Female
  • Creator Birth Place: Gee's Bend, Alabama
  • Date Created: c. 1950
  • Location Created: Gee's Bend, Alabama
  • Physical Dimensions: 84 x 80 in. (213.4 x 203.2 cm)
  • Subject Keywords: Gee's Bend, Work-clothes quilt, Black art, African American art
  • Type: Quilt
  • Original Source: The Museum of Fine Arts Houston
  • Rights: © Lutisha Pettway / Photo: Stephen Pitkin, Pitkin Studio
  • External Link: https://www.soulsgrowndeep.org/artist/lutisha-pettway
  • Medium: Denim and cotton

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