Thursday, October 1, 2015

Gee's Bend Quilters Named NEA National Heritage Fellows

Congratulations to Mary Lee Bendolph, Lucy Mingo and Loretta Pettway who are in Washington, D.C. today for the NEA National Heritage awards ceremony! See the women interviewed live and demonstrating their craft tomorrow, Oct. 2 at

Behold, a few quilts that helped earned them this honor:

by Mary Lee Bendolph
by Lucy Mingo, available at Souls Grown Deep

by Loretta Pettway
I remain forever grateful to these women and all the quilters of Gee's Bend for their art and their stories. Thank you!


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