The Women of Gee’s Bend on Quilting

April 17, 2005

Anne Strainchamps reports on the women of Gee’s Bend. These Black quilt-makers formed a collective which has parlayed their traditional work into a highly successful and fashionable business. There are books and museum exhibitions of the quilts from Gee’s Bend. Anne explores how becoming hugely successful has changed the women’s lives and their self-perceptions.