Thursday, August 30, 2007

Gee's Bend Quilt Mural Unveiled

Back in June, the inaugural Wilcox Riverbank Festival was held in Alabama. Several hundred folks came out for a jazz concert, a folk life festival, and fireworks display. The Folk Life Festival was held at Blackbelt Treasures in Camden, AL and featured potters, basket maker, a bluegrass/gospel band and, of course, quilting. Sistah quilter Deborah Carter of Newbern gave a demonstration (photo left). There was also an unveiling and dedication of a mural commemorating the Gee's Bend US Postage Stamps. The mural was created by stain glass artist Tyree McCloud of Boykin. The mural features a quilt by quilter Lottie Mooney. There may be more murals to come.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I have pairs of Gee's Bend quilts earrings and one of the pair is the one shown here on your blog.