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Form storming: Jocelyn Urias

The work of Gee’s bend woman are really good examples of formstorming because all the quilts have different shapes and coors that puts you to think really deep into the really meaning and background of the quilt. They kind of … Continue reading

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Formstorming: Miranda Hansen

The Gee’s Bend Quilts are a notable example of many concepts of graphic design, in both their visual/physical form as well as in their symbolism and the preservation of values important to their creators. The quilts are a craft passed … Continue reading

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Formstorming: Samuel Jonsson

For this post I chose a work by Lucy T. Pettway called “Birds In The Air.” What really caught my attention for this piece was the patterns established throughout. I love how the quilt is made almost entirely of triangles and … Continue reading

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Formstorming: Jacob Granneman

The incredible and elaborate quilt patterns created by the women of Gee’s Bend, are most certainly an example of formstorming. Formstorming, the process of finding inspiration and creativity through iterations of design and observations of many many designs, allows creators … Continue reading

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Formstorming: Ana Giles

The quilts that are crafted by the women of Gee’s Bend are an excellent example of formstorming. Formstorming be definition, is “an act of visual thinking,” meaning the designs that people create tell a story or a thought process, even … Continue reading

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Formstorming: Caleb McEnderfer

These quilts have historical value and all of the quilt display design concepts that we have learned about, but these women did not have any knowledge of these concepts, which makes these quilts quite amazing. The first quilt seems that … Continue reading

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Formstorming: Alex Hagen

The Gee’s Bend quilts are all beautiful and unique examples of formstorming – acts of creativity and visual thinking that result from challenging oneself to overcome basic design problems. By approaching these problems in unique and original ways, artists such as the … Continue reading

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Formstorming: Isabella Troiani

The quilts of Gee’s Bends have a lot of similar designs, most noticeably the log cabin and housetop, yet the diverse quilts they were able to make by simple variations creates interest. This log cabin design by Loretta Pettway is … Continue reading

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Formstorming: Aache’ Howard-McDaniel

     Formstorming is the process of visually thinking, creators use this as a tool to put more depth into their designs when they are too basic. Through automatic, easily conceived notions, towards recognizable but subtle concepts, to results that … Continue reading

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Formstorming: Amanda Harle

According to the reading, Formstorming is the acts/works of visual thinking and the quilts that the women of the “Gee’s Bend Quilts” had created represent just that. Each women had created their quilts purely on experience, surroundings, and their motives … Continue reading

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