The Quilters of Gees Bend
Ages 6 years+
For generations women of Gees Bend, Alabama have made quilts that serve many purposes from keeping a family warm to memorializing loved ones. Today, many of these quilts hang in museums as modern masterpieces of color and design. Learn about the quilts through poetry and art. Then design and create your own quilt square inspired by those of Gees Bend.
This kit includes: The book Stitchin’ and Pullin’: A Gees Bend Quilt written by Patricia McKissack and illustrated by Cozbi A. Cabrera, fabric pieces to make the quilt, a large felt square, 2 sewing needles, thread, fabric glue, a sponge brush and a craft stick for the glue, a dowel and ribbon to hang your finished quilt piece.