The Architecture of the QuiltFriday, October 27, 2006
I've been waiting for the new Gee's Bend book, "Gee's Bend: The Architecture of the Quilt" to come out - on my calendar, I have it marked that it's being released tomorrow (Saturday) - but when I just went to Amazon, I noticed that the one being released tomorrow is the **slipcover** version of the book!
The book was actually released back on July 28th, and it's not particularly important to me that I have the slipcover edition...so it's on order now!
The Museum of Fine Arts in Houston had the exhibit from June 4 - September 4 of this year, and they're selling everything from a Gee's Bend ruler to ties and scarves inspired by the designs of the quilts.
Right now, there's an exhibit of the quilts at the de Young Museum in San Francisco and the Indianapolis Museum Art through the end of the year, and until November 5th, the Austin Museum of Art has an exhibit. The Orlando Museum of Art will have a quilt exhibit from January 27 - May 13, 2007.
This month's issue of Smithsonian Magazine has a really nice article about the quilters, too.