Stitching Love and Loss narrates the history of the Pettway family, the community of Gee’s Bend, and the entwined tragedies of slavery and Indigenous dispossession.
The Freedom Quilting Bee Legacy, a nonprofit in Alabama, has received a grant from the Souls Grown Deep Foundation and Community Partnership.
Each shop features the quilter’s story and their array of offerings, with prices on works that range from $27 to $5,500 per piece.
The DC institution has expanded its holdings of work by Black artists from the American South with a recent acquisition from Souls Grown Deep.
The Gee’s Bend Resource Center will serve one of the most under-resourced communities in Alabama, providing free internet, and assistance with voter registration and census participation.