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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Irish Patchwork: Piecing Frugality and Necessity

 “When life gives you scraps, Make quilts” -anonymous My mother’s diary is filled with entries describing the latest finished quilt square that she hand-stitched in cabin camps, tents and a tiny wooden trailer while moving from job to job with my father during the 1930’s Dust Bowl. As a young…

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