Gee’s Bend Quilters Collective

In Gee’s Bend, AL, quilting has brought economic success to women whose remarkable quilts have astonished the world. San Francisco quilter Joe Cunningham visits Lucy Mingo and Mary Ann Pettway in Gee’s Bend, where quilters learned their skills from generations of women who passed down their expertise, never dreaming that what they were creating would one day be considered art. Worldwide attention guarantees a stable income for these pioneers of the creative economy.

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