NETTIE YOUNG, 92, the last surviving original member of the Gee's Bend quilting bee, speaks about how the CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT was wrapped in the fabric of these quilts. THE FREEDOM QUILTING BEE was born in 1966, during the last years of the movement. "Y'all don't know where I came from, and I want people to know where I came from," she said. "I enjoyed it - I really did. I thank GOD from what I've come through. If y'all don't know what BLESSED is, this is BLESSED."

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Gwen Magee at work on her abstract design Bolero. An extraordinary artist working in fiber, Magee (1943–2011) produced powerful abstract and narrative works in the medium of quilts. Magee's art, which she came to in midlife, was informed by her childhood in a creative home, her education in the social sciences, participation in the civil rights movement, careers in social work and business, and her experiences as a wife, mother, and grandmother.

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Estelle Witherspoon served as the first manager of the Freedom Quilting Bee, and her home served as the base for the group.

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Remember, people will see your quilts long after you are gone....NOT your housework!

In My Dream World Fabric Is Free And Quilting Makes You Thin... Show your love of Quilting with this design printed in the USA. Available in Gildan Cotton T-Shirt / V-Neck / Long-Sleeve / Sweatshirt. US/Canada orders are delivered in 10-14 days

Minnie Pearl and the girls quilting bee


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