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ERIC Number: EJ914372
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Feb
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0036-6463
Handmade Quilts: From Kandinsky to Folk Art
Storz, Thea
SchoolArts: The Art Education Magazine for Teachers, v110 n6 p32-33 Feb 2011
The small, isolated community of Gee's Bend, Alabama, is home to a rich quilting heritage. The quilters have enjoyed much recent fame. There have been traveling exhibitions, large coffee-table books, and even a series of postage stamps. The quilts are striking; they feature bold, asymmetrical patterns, bright colors, and rich texture. Examining the history of Gee's Bend gives insight into plantation slavery, the New Deal, and the Civil Rights Movement. In this article, the author describes how students made handmade quilts which were inspired by the quilts of Gee's Bend. By examining the culture of another community, students learn to value their own community's cultural expression. (Contains 1 online resource.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Elementary Education; Grade 1; Grade 2; Primary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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