Friday, August 04, 2006

U.S. Postal Service Honors Quilts of Gee's Bend

On August 24, 2006 the U. S. Postal Service will issue a booklet of stamps featuring 10 quilts made by quilters in Gee's Bend, Alabama. You can see pictures and order a booklet of the stamps on the USPS website. There is more detailed information on The 2006 Commemorative Stamp Program web page. There are several paragraphs on the Gee's Bend Quilt stamps near the bottom of the page.

2 comments:

  1. This will be great to see. I'll buy them!

    I fully support the handcraft arts. My mom is a knit-a-holic. Not only that, but today she has saved my life. We painted a once white room green. So now my blue valences are no longer useful. I couldn't afford custom made treatments. Then I called my mom and asked her a simple question. "Mom? Do you remember how to make draperies?" She responded, "Yes." Then I asked if she could help me out and she immediately answered in the positive. Secretly, I think my mom somehow enjoys me calling to ask her if she can either cook me some food or sew me something.

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  2. Stacey,
    Your mention of drapes reminds me of when I helped my best friend make drapes for a sliding patio door. That was my introduction to pleating tape. On other visits I've been drafted to make hats for a friend undergoing chemo treatment and a tote bag.

    I can't complain, I go visit for a week and Wanda and Roger turn the dining room over to me and my sewing machine and wait to see what gets created. Last year I had a queen-size quilt pinned to their living room carpet overnight. I get lots done while they're at work.

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