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What I learnt at Quiltcon

I attended three workshops and a number of lectures at Quilton. I found some of the lectures to be disappointing, and in my view pitched at too low a level of knowledge and skill.  912 more words


Books Consumed in 2014: a tribute to nourishing the mind

“I discovered me in the library. I went to find me in the library.” –Ray Bradbury

Reading has been my passion since my grandfather, Arthur Griswold, invited me to his magical cedar bookshelves, floor to ceiling, edged with copper, full of words. 942 more words


Finally! The amazing quilts of Gee's Bend

The famous quilts of Gee’s Bend, Ala. travelled 1,500 miles to a small museum in Searsport, Me. where I finally got to see, feel and experience them up close. 503 more words

Out And About

All Sewn Together

  Me and Mary Jo

Until I was eight or nine years old, my family lived in what had been my father’s parent’s home on a large corner lot in Grand Cane, Louisiana.   1,072 more words

2014 Trip Two, March 15, Deep South

Saturday March 15, Montgomery AL

From the Civil War to Civil Rights. That is how our docent described the Alabama State Capitol. Before we got there though, our day started with breakfast at the Red Bluff Cottage B and B. 937 more words


How the Gee's Bend Quilters Inspired Me to Make a Quilt

I’ve been working on making this quilt that I am rather excited about. I have no idea how to quilt and I have no books on the subject. 449 more words


Dreams of Gees Bend

A message from 3rd generation quilter Delia Pettway Thibodeaux reminded me of a story I had to delete from my forthcoming book, This Bright Light of Ours: Stories from the Voting Rights Fight… 547 more words

Alabama Civil Rights History