Gee's Bend Quilters sing as they sign autographs. Pictured among the group are: China Pettway, Loretta Bennett, Mary Ann Pettway,Revil Mosely, Louisiana Bendolph, Lucy Mingo, Florine Smith. Taken in front of the Stitchin' Post, Sisters Oregon, July 11, 2009
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The Gee's Bend Quilters
Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show 2009
Sisters OR: The Little Town With a Big Heart
Free Give-Away: Freddy & Gwen Collaborate Again posted 7/24/09 COMPLETED!
Free Gee's Bend Quilter's Pattern:
Loretta Pettway Bennett created a Pine Burr Quilt for the State of Alabama while participating in the Alabama State council on the Arts Foklife apprenticeship grogram. Loretta's mother, Quinnie Pettway, was one of the orginal Gee's Bend Quiltes and taught Loretta how to make it.
On March 11, 1997 it was officially designated as the "State Quilt" of Alabama.
PDF: Pine Burr Quilt Pattern by Loretta Pettway Bennett