Gee's Bend: The Quilters, Stories, Music, and Quilts
Wednesday, March 19
Join us at 11 a.m. at Cody's Roadhouse in Mattoon for lunch with the Academy of Lifelong Learning group from Lincoln Land Community College (LLCC)! Buy $1 raffle tickets to win a wine gift basket at the luncheon.
After lunch and discussion about our similar programs and new ideas, we will drive to the Mattoon Train Depot from 1-3 p.m. to view the exhibition of quilts by Gee's Bend quilters Gloria Hoppins, Lucy Mingo, Revil Mosely, China Pettway, Mary Ann Pettway, and Lucy Witherspoon.
The women will present a program of stories and sacred songs of living in the rural south during the Great Depression, through the Civil Rights Movement, and into today. Quilted items from the Gee's Bend Quilt Collective will be available for purchase with a variety of prices. Refreshments will be provided.