*Gee's Bend Quilts

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Gee's Bend quilts

Using odds and ends of old work shirts, dress tails, and aprons, the women of Gee's Bend, Alabama - descendants of plantation slaves - have been making boldly-geometric quilts for generations.  In 2002, the quilts were finally widely recognized as works of art when an exhibition of the quilts opened at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

Celebrate African American Heritage Month by fashioning your own version of a Gee's Bend quilt using found materials.

These cultural events are free and open to the public. See More Than a Month for the complete program guide.

*Funded by Friends of the San Francisco Public Library.

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