Monday, September 19, 2005
It's Finally Here!!!
The Quilts of Gee's Bend (Alabama)
Last Sunday, the art museum here in Auburn Alabama opened its exhibit of the Gee's Bend quilts. Sundays there is no admission fee so we went yesterday after lunch. The quilts are beautiful. It is amazing what these ladies made with their scraps! The museum had a whole room devoted to quilts made out of old work clothes. Several of the women made these out of their husbands' old work clothes so that they could remember their husbands after they passed away. I plan to go back several more times before the exhibit leaves in December. I took my daughter with me and she really appreciated the bright colors and bold shapes. A lady we were with asked my daughter if she was going to learn to quilt and M told her that she already knew how! The lady was quite impressed!
Here are a few pictures I grabbed off the net of some of the quilts.