Objects of Desire
Object Quilted Blanket, Sharon Williams & Cassandra Pettway
Quilted Blanket, Sharon Williams & Cassandra Pettway
We can’t keep our eyes off this patchwork quilt made by Sharon Williams and Cassandra Pettway, artisans of the Gee’s Bend community of Black women quilters in Alabama. Conceived in collaboration with luxury British fashion label Marfa Stance, it is part of a collection of works made from a combination of leftover Marfa Stance fabrics and fabrics found by the artists themselves. The distinctive Gee’s Bend geometric design was applied with traditional quilt piecing and sewing techniques, overlaid by Marfa Stance’s signature ‘onion’ topstitch. This quilt took over a week to make by hand and bears the moniker of its makers — an investment piece to treasure forever.