|sampler quilt that appears in the Gee's Bend side|
It was hubby's first time on the ferry:
|Eric, Paul, me|
I have never seen the ferry so FULL, although the quilters told me a long time ago that she'd once seen 17 cars on the ferry. Our load was 15 (I think!).
Even though it was blazing, we all got out to enjoy the Alabama River and get to know each other better.
|Mary Allison Haynie, Claudia Pettway Charley, Deb Stern, and others!|
We had lunch catered by Keitsha's (thanks, ladies -- delicious!), and I spoke about my work bringing Gee's Bend to 21st century families.... and then Mary Lee Bendolph spoke to us! She is no longer quilting, but is still a marvel and a joy.
|Mary Lee and me|
|me and Sylvia|
|me and Claudia|
What an amazing day! Big thanks to Alabama Folklife Association for making it possible. I'm excited about the next 4 quilting symposiums!