Black Belt Stitches

Tales, Stories, and Stitches from across Alabama's Black Belt Region

Stitching and Quilting

by | Monday, July 6, 2020 | 0 comment(s)

"When people from out of town ask me about Gee's Bend, they also ask if I am a quilter. I always reply, of course I am," says Tinnie Pettway. Since the popularity of the "Gees Bend Quilting Society", life as a "bender" has taken on a bit...

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The Feel of Clay.

by | Wednesday, July 1, 2020 | 0 comment(s)
Pottery

Cotton decorated ceramic mugs by Becky Blaylock Black Belt Treasures Cultural Arts CenterDallas County resident Becky Blaylock did not have to think long about what she would do when she decided to retire in 2011, as Library Media Specialist in the...

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Baaah!

by | Wednesday, April 29, 2020 | 0 comment(s)

Baaah! That is the sound Laura Spencer hears early in the morning as she milks her goats. What does she do with the milk?  She produces all natural soaps which she initially started making for personal use. How did her business...

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