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Family Art Project: Freedom Quilters of Gee’s Bend

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Meet at Wave Hill House
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Photo: Joshua Bright

In 1966, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. visited the Gee’s Bend Community in rural Alabama, and the Freedom Quilting Bee was established. Made from fabric scraps, the bold patterns and bright colors of these now-famous quilts would later go on to fund aspects of the community’s freedom. Create your own fabric collage out of bountiful squares of fabric scraps to honor Dr. King’s Birthday and the inspiring women quilters of Gee’s Bend.

Registration not required.

The program takes place indoors in the Kerlin Learning Center located on the lower level of Wave Hill House. Please note the following important COVID-related information to ensure everyone’s safety:

  • Approximately nine families will be able to participate at a time, based on the time each family arrives.
  • If capacity is full when you arrive, we will provide a “come back” card so you will have first entry for the next session.
  • Each family will receive its own set of materials and cleaning will happen in between seating participants.
  • Unvaccinated visitors are encouraged to wear a mask inside.

Wave Hill House is located along a paved route with moderate changes in grade. The building is wheelchair-accessible. There is an accessible, ground-level entrance at the front of the building with a power-assist door. The restroom on the ground level is all-gender and ADA-compliant. Additional ADA-compliant restrooms are available on the lower level, which can be accessed by elevator.

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