Profile: Edwina Pettway (1950-)

Edwina Pettway is an American artist. She is associated with the Gee’s Bend quilting collective. She learned to quilt from her mother, Candis Pettway, alongside her sisters Qunnie Pettway and Sally Mae Pettway. Her quilts are known for mixing the Gee’s Bend tradition with “the pop excesses of Hollywood and Las Vegas.”

Life

Coming from a long matrilineage of quilters, Dinah Miller is Edwina Pettway’s great-grandmother and Qunnie Pettway and Sally Mae Pettway are her sisters. 

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