Quilty pleasures: the art of the blanket

© Christabel MacGreevy/@christabitch | Tree of Life, 2020, by Christabel MacGreevy At style-laden Cotswolds boutique Cutter Brooks – amid the full-length dresses, John Derian découpage plates and chequered table linens – you’ll find a small selection of pristine American quilts. From a c1870 diamond design from Pennsylvania to a rare 1930s floral appliqué example, the intricate patterns are often passed down through generations and inventively pieced together from salvaged fabric scraps.

In the Alabama hamlet of Gee’s Bend, however, these patterns have been given a bold improvisational twist by the African-American community over the past 100 years. Their colourful “my […]

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