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Mrs. Claudia Pettway Charley to Give Gee’s Bend Presentation at NACC

March 01, 2023

Claudia Pettway Charley is pictured above with Gee's Bend articles.

Fourth-generation Gee’s Bend quilter Mrs. Claudia Pettway Charley will give a presentation entitled “The Gee’s Bend Experience” at Northeast Alabama Community College at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 7. The lecture, which will discuss the history of the community of Gee’s Bend, the art and tradition of quilting, and the role women played in the community, will be held in the small auditorium on the second floor of the William M. Beck Fine Arts Center.

Once solely utilitarian in nature, the Gee’s Bend quilts have now become the most sought-after quilts in the world and are known internationally for their bold colors and patterns. This event is hosted by NACC’s Cecil B. Word Learning Resources Center. The doors will open at 9:30 a.m., and the event is open to the public. For more information regarding this event please email Dr. Julia Everett at or Mr. Blake Wilhelm at or call 256-228-6001 ext. 2326. 

After the event, NACC Spectrum Art Club students will be available to assist interested attendees in contributing to a community quilt, a paper craft project.

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