Blocks and Strips

Quilt

American, Alabama
2002
Annie Mae Young (American, born in 1928)


Object Place: Gee's Bend, Alabama, United States

Dimensions

Overall: 210.8 x 165.1 cm (83 x 65 in.)

Accession Number

2009.5167

Medium or Technique

Cotton plain weave; printed; silk plain weave; cotton twill weave; cotton knit; cotton velvet; quilted

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Patchwork quilt made of strips and blocks of red, blue, white, green, black, beige, and purple cottons, pieced in an abstract block pattern, and quilted with vertical hand stitching. Lined white, off-white, and beige cotton. Light brown sleeve along top with wooden rod for hanging. Signed in lower left corner, “Annie Mae Young/2002.”

Provenance

Before 2009, purchased by Robert and Jane Burke, Boston; gift of the Burkes to the MFA (Accession date: December 16, 2009)

Credit Line

Gift of Robert and Jane Burke