The Resource The quilts of Gee's Bend, Susan Goldman Rubin

The quilts of Gee's Bend, Susan Goldman Rubin

Label
The quilts of Gee's Bend
Title
The quilts of Gee's Bend
Statement of responsibility
Susan Goldman Rubin
Title variation
quilts of Gees Bend
Title variation remainder
piecing them up
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Explores the history and culture of a group of African American quilters from Gee's Bend, Alabama, offering details on the community and their traditions
  • In the rural community of Gee's Bend, Alabama, African American women have been making quilts for generations. Taught by their mothers, grandmothers, and aunts, these women use scraps of old overalls, aprons, bleached cornmeal sacks - anything they can find. The mere scraps are then transformed into spectacular works of art, each one displaying a unique pattern with vibrant colors and complex geometric composition. Over the years, the women made quilts to keep their families warm and comfortable, never imagining that someday their work would hang on museum walls. Much to their surprise, many of the quilts were featured in an exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, in 2002, which then traveled to the Whitney Museum in New York City. Soon enough, the whole world became acquainted with the quilts and the amazing women who created them. In this look at the close-knit community of Gee's Bend, award-winning author Susan Goldman Rubin explores the history of an extraordinary group of women and their unique art. -- from dust jacket
Illustration
Award
School Library Journal Best Nonfiction Book, 2017.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10566751
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rubin, Susan Goldman
Dewey number
746.4609761/38
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Intended audience
970L
Intended audience source
Lexile
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 6
  • 12
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African American quilts
  • African American quiltmakers
  • Quilts
  • African American women
  • JUVENILE NONFICTION
  • JUVENILE NONFICTION
  • JUVENILE NONFICTION
  • African American quiltmakers
  • African American quilts
  • African American women
  • Quilts
  • Alabama
  • African American quilts
  • African American quiltmakers
  • Quilts
  • African American women
Target audience
juvenile
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
piecing them up
Label
The quilts of Gee's Bend, Susan Goldman Rubin
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
ocn953738109
Dimensions
26 x 26 cm
Extent
56 pages
Isbn
9781419721311
Lccn
2016029253
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), color map
System control number
(OCoLC)953738109
Label
The quilts of Gee's Bend, Susan Goldman Rubin
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
ocn953738109
Dimensions
26 x 26 cm
Extent
56 pages
Isbn
9781419721311
Lccn
2016029253
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), color map
System control number
(OCoLC)953738109

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