Black Belt Stitches

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

A Fourth Generation Quilter

by | Sunday, July 3, 2022 |

Gee’s Bend is synonymously known for the women who create quilts, and some of the ladies have the same last name, Pettway. Not all Pettway’s are related, but most do have one thing in common, quilting. Doris Pettway Hacketts is a 4th generation...

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Images Through Her Eyes

by | Saturday, June 4, 2022 | 0 comment(s)

Phalecia Young’s inspiration for art started when she was enrolled in middle school art classes. Twenty years later she continues to create images as she sees them through her eyes. What or who inspired you to become an artist? “My art teacher in...

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Just Call Me A Fiber Artist

by | Sunday, May 15, 2022 | 0 comment(s)

This Gee’s Bend artist is not a quilter like many of the residents living there. She is a fiber artist who creates her art using small pieces of fabric to form patterns. The artist is Cynthia M. Pettway (Wilcox Cty.). When did you start creating...

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Sweet Tooth

by | Wednesday, April 6, 2022 | 0 comment(s)

Joni Harris’ love for baking started when she was a youngster watching her mother make cakes. The scent of a pound cake baking in the oven filled their home with the aroma of vanilla. Today, Harris uses her culinary talent creating scrumptious...

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