Friday, November 30, 2018

Documentary chronicles the African American quilters of Gee's Bend, Alabama

The small town of Gee's Bend, Alabama, is renowned for the gorgeous quilts produced by its mostly African-American residents. "The quilts of Gee’s Bend reflect a collective history and deep sense of place. And they register the bold individual voices of the women who made them," filmmaker Maris Curran reports for The New York Times. Curran and Alabama-born artist and musician Lonnie Holley created a short documentary about the quilts of Gee's Bend and the women who made them. It's well worth your time to watch.

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