Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Gee's Bend Children's Picture Book in October

As mentioned before here on the blog, there will be a children's picture book on quilting in the Gee's Bend area - Stitchin' and Pullin' : A Gee's Bend Quilt by award-winning author Patricia McKissack and illustrated by sistah quilter Cozbi A. Cabrera. According to, the book is about:
MOTHER AND DAUGHTER, grandmother and granddaughter, aunt and niece, friend and friend. For a hundred years, generations of women from Gee’s Bend have quilted together, sharing stories, trading recipes, singing hymns—all the while stitchin’ and pullin’ thread through cloth. Every day Baby Girl listens, watches, and waits, until she’s called to sit at the quilting frame. Piece by piece, she puzzles her quilt together—telling not just her story, but the story of her family, the story of Gee’s Bend, and the story of her ancestors’ struggle for freedom.
You can pre-order your copy today. Enjoy!

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