New Book in the SJMQT Store: Pearl and Her Gee's Bend Quilt!
When Pearl schedules a playdate with her friends Sallie and Ella, they have no idea they're about to travel back in time to Gee's Bend, Alabama to discover the origin of the beautiful quilts in Grandma's house. It doesn't take long for the girls to learn Grandma's quilts are more than pretty pieces of fabric stitched together to keep them warm; the history behind the family treasures is rich and bursting with love.
Pearl and her Gee's Bend Quilt is a journey through art and adventure, stitched together through the eyes of young Pearl, who dreams of creating a quilt of her own one day. Will her friends support Pearl's dreams of making a quilt? Has she learned enough to do it? And what surprise does Grandma have for the girls that will change everything?
Find out what happens in the heart-warming tale, Pearl and her Gee's Bend Quilt.
Written by Tangular Irby (@geesbendmade on Instagram)
Accompanying coloring and activity book also available.
About the author:
She is the granddaughter of Gee's Bend quilters, Pearlie Kennedy Pettway and Jensie Lee Irby. She grew up admiring the beauty of the quilts gifted to her by family. Quilting became a way to honor the legacy of her maternal and paternal grandmothers, Gee's Bend quilters, who passed on long before their creations were recognized as more than just a means to keep their families warm.