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Mary Ann Pettway, Gee's Bend Quilters

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Mary Ann Pettway, Director of the Gee's Bend Quilter's Collective, recounts the history of the Gee's Bend Quilters. This group of Alabama women has gained national and international acclaim for their work in carrying on the tradition of quilt making. The Gee's Bend Quilters were featured in the 2012 AT&T Alabama African American History Calendar. >
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Meet the Quilters of Bee's Bend
African American Quilting Traditions
African American Quilting: A Long Rich Tradition

 

 

Alabama Course of Study
Arts Education (2006)

Grade 3
1.) Utilize a variety of processes and media in the production of artwork.
Examples: producing a drawing using markers and crayons, creating a painting using watercolors and pastels on watercolor paper
• Utilizing digital processes to produce works of art
Example: using a paint program to design a digital quilt

Visual Arts (2006)
Grades 6-8

1.) Create original works of art from direct observation.
• Organizing spatial relationships utilizing linear and atmospheric perspective
• Creating the illusion of three-dimensional forms through tonal rendering
• Incorporating traditional categories of subject matter into original works of art
Examples: drawing a still life, painting a landscape, sculpting a portrait

 

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