string quilt

"Bessie Mae"
 Detroit, Michigan
60 x 80 inches
Circa 1950
McPherson Collection

Hand Quilted in Gee's Bend, Alabama

 Sandra McPherson purchased this as a quilt top in the mid 1980s,
 and, in 1989, sent it off to Alabama to be hand quilted by the renowned 
"Freedom Quilting Bee"quilters of Gee's Bend, Alabama.

Sandra purchased it from an Illinois seller, who had purchased it
 directly from an African American woman in Detroit.

Made entirely of cottons and in Excellent Condition,
this superb example of a "String Quilt" 
rates as a top notch example of mid-century design.

Price: $685

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