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Stitchin’ and Pullin’ | Painted Illustrations by Cozbi Cabrera

January 10 – April 16, 2017

For as long as anybody can remember, the women of Gee’s Bend have stitched up quilts—to be slept on and under, sat on at a picnic, wrapped in when sick, or covered with while reading on a cold winter night. Who would have thought that one day those same quilts would be hanging on museum walls, their makers famous? Who would have ever thought?
– Patricia McKissack, Stitchin’ and Pullin’ a Gee’s Bend Quilt (2008, NY)

Inspired by the celebrated Gee’s Bend quilts and their makers, New York-based artist Cozbi Cabrera painted just over 20 illustrations to accompany McKissack’s prose for the children‘s book Stitchin’ and Pullin’ a Gee‘s Bend Quilt. These colorful, heart-warming works of art, exhibited alongside a variety of Cabrera’s famous hand-made dolls and quilts, will provide a fun and engaging atmosphere for visitors to experience the wonder that is the Gee’s Bend phenomenon.

The Work:


Myrtle Beach’s Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum strives to be one of the finest visual arts museums in the Carolinas. With 11 galleries that change throughout the year, Myrtle Beach’s only art museum offers exhibitions featuring paintings, textiles, sculpture, photography, video, ceramics, assemblage, collage and more. A visit to the Art Museum’s exhibitions can be enhanced by its lively programming, including artist receptions, tours, lectures, workshops and classes for both adults and children.