Sunday, June 16, 2013

A Very Memory Filled Day With Lorretta Bennet From Gee's Bend

Saturday was such a fun, memorable day, here at Aunt Mary's.  Stephanie Davis hosted a gathering of quilters to spend a day with Loretta Bennet of Gee's Bend.  It was such an honor to have her here.  What a truly sweet, beautiful person.  We started the day with a video of  the story of Gee's Bend.  Then Loretta talked and answered questions about her and her family, her community and her journey. So interesting!!    This is Sue and Loretta looking at the big museum book with many quilts made by her.  The graphic style of the quilts are very distinctive. 
Look at all the smiley faces!  It was a fun group of ladies.  We had a BIG pot luck lunch and lots of giggles.  Even though I had to stay up front most of the day,  I had a great time too.  After lunch Loretta helped the group make some blocks in the "Gee's Bend" style.  The group will be  sending the blocks to Loretta for the quilters of Gee's bend to put together and quilt for them.  I get to send a block as well!  COOL!! Stephanie and Sue even got an invitation to come visit.  After a day with loretta I think she would truly love to have any of us come for a visit.  What a special lady!!!  I hope she can come back again someday. Thank You, Loretta for a very memorable day!

1 comment:

Mcm said...

Truly an outstanding day and opportunity.