Quiltmakers from Gees Bend share their traditions.
Join us as we welcome the Gee’s Bend Quilters to Trussville! Known around the world for their quilting heritage and artform, two members of a prominent quilt-making family will be here to share stories of this rich tradition. A selection of quilts will be on display; a variety of pieces will also be available for purchase (cash, check, Venmo, or PayPal). Doors will open at 6:00 to allow viewing of quilts before the presentation, which begins at 6:30.
Gee’s Bend Farms in Boykin, Alabama, shares a history with the Cahaba Homestead Village in Trussville. They were both community projects developed in Alabama by the federal government during the Great Depression. This event is FREE but registration is REQUIRED. Please note: there is a separate ticketed registration for the Quilting Workshop on Saturday. Co-sponsored by the Cahaba Homestead Heritage Foundation, this event is part of the CHHF 2023 Heritage Days celebration (for more info go here https://cahabaheritage.org/heritage-days/).
AGE GROUP: | Adult (Ages 18+) |
EVENT TYPE: | Craft | Art Show | Adult Program |
TAGS: | textile art | Quilting | history | Gees Bend | Alabamiana |
|Mon, May 29||Closed|
|Tue, May 30||9:00AM to 8:00PM|
|Wed, May 31||9:00AM to 6:00PM|
|Thu, Jun 01||9:00AM to 8:00PM|
|Fri, Jun 02||9:00AM to 6:00PM|
|Sat, Jun 03||10:00AM to 4:00PM|
|Sun, Jun 04||1:00PM to 5:00PM|
Confirm library hours before visiting.
Trussville Public Library sits in the heart of the Cahaba Project, and remains a vital part of this community and of the Jefferson County cooperative library system – Public Libraries in Jefferson County (PLJC). We offer books, audio books, DVDs, BluRays and Playaways. For more information, call us at 205-655-2022.