Design wish list item #9 is more than just a wish; it would be an honor to own. Years ago, I saw the documentary The Quilts of Gee’s Bend. The story of these quilters and the images of their craft have stuck with me to this day. Here’s one of their spectacular works:
What was handiwork born of out necessity for six generations of women, descended from slaves and living in a poverty-stricken rural community in Alabama, is now recognized as quintessential American art. Their quilts have been displayed in museums around the world. While Pottery Barn’s Museum Craft Collection features replica quilts based on original designs that benefit the Gee’s Bend Foundation, original quilts can be purchased directly from The Gee’s Bend Collective.