|Claudia Pettway Charley, Irene Latham,|
China Pettway, Mary Allison Haynie,
Mary Ann Pettway & Lillis Taylor
(now that's a quilt-loving bunch!)
For now I just have to tell you: We Love Gee's Bend Day! was a-mazing. What a great launch for the new paperback edition of Leaving Gee's Bend. Here is a video of China Pettway and Mary Ann Pettway singing "Steal Away":
I was so touched by the things people shared about how their lives have been affected by the quilts and the quilters. What a warm, generous community! Here's a very special young reader sharing her thoughts and favorite passage:
And here is a link to Ann Griffin reading her favorite passage. (I had to link, or else Blogger might explode from all the video!)
Finally, here is a photo collage of a few of the speakers. I'm so grateful!
Claudia Pettway Charley and I decided we'd like to team up to do some presentations, so if your group is interested in hearing from and author AND a former Gee's Bend resident/quilter, we would love to share our stories with you! Contact irene (at) irenelatham (dot) com.
Bonus photo: Here's me with China and Mary Ann, way back at the 2010 launch party for Leaving Gee's Bend! (It was January. Brrr.)
|Mary Ann Pettway, Irene Latham, China Pettway|