Pig -Pen (1945-55)
These beautiful quilts, are part of an eclectic group of "Improvisational Quilts" (from The Henry Ford), created by Susana Allen Hunter from the 1930s - 70s. She was an Alabama sharecropper, and old worn denim found it's way into many of her quilts. With imaginative craftsmanship, she mixes the denim with other fabrics, creating different moods and memories. Strip Quilt Pieced Quilt 1950/55
all photos: The Henry Ford
I discovered Susana's quilts here, on Elizabeth's blog, where she has also posted a cool denim bag.