Signing With Love: Quilters from the Deaf Community

“People are beginning to realize that American sign language is a value added.”                    -T. Alan Hurwitz,Past President of Galludet College It all started in the hallway. My fourth grade students lined up in the cavernous entry to the school. Our classroom door opened on the opposite side of the…

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Unexpected Artists: The Gee’s Bend Quilters

“We think of inheriting as land or something, not things that people teach you.”                                     -Louisiana Pettway Bendolph, Gee’s Bend Quilt Artist The story of the Gee’s Bend Quilters is a testament to the unexpected. The community of Gee’s Bend became a geographic location in the most unexpected manner. An…

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