There is patchwork and then there is patchwork. Forget what you thought patchwork quilts were and feast your eyes on these babies. The quilts of Gees Bend are incredible. Totally and utterly incredible. I have been a fan ever since I spotted a book devoted to them a few years ago. Made by a collective of women in Alabama, the practise has been going strong since the 19th century.

Pieced together with old denim workwear etc they look so modern yet they rock some serious soul with all their wonky, organic placement. If you have slept under an authentic patchwork quilt you will know how warm and fuzzy an experience it is, if you haven't you need to do so immediately. Best dreams ever guaranteed...

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