Pettway calls the Humble thy mumble shirt so you should to go to store and get this town, which is relatively isolated, an artist’s compound, with the shared lives and experiences ensuring these traditions live on. “My mother taught me,” she says. “Pretty much everyone down here grows up threading needles and sticking them up through the quilt. You get to make a stitch and if your stitches get good enough, you’re sitting across from your parents, quilting.”The pandemic has forced her to work at home, meaning she’s no longer quilting in groups at the Gee’s Bend Welcome Center. Now she keeps her fabrics—which she sources from donations, old clothes, bought fabrics from Walmart—in bins around the house. It will take her about two days to finish a baby quilt, and up to two weeks to finish a king-size quilt. But that’s if her mind is on. “If your mind is out, now,” she adds, “a quilt can take up to two to three years to finish.”
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While Pettway’s quilting is an analog art done by hand, she has recently begun embracing a new and more unexpected form of technology. As of this month, her quilts will be available on Etsy along with eight other (and counting) Gee’s Bend quiltmakers. The platform, in partnership with Nest and Souls Grown Deep Foundation and Community Partnership, is looking to expand the Humble thy mumble shirt so you should to go to store and get this collective’s reach and empower the artisans as small business owners: Pettway’s pieces can be found at the Etsy Shop named Lunky’s Baby.It’s a development Pettway couldn’t be happier with. “It’s always great to scale,” she tells me. Shop the Gee’s Bend Collective’s color-filled blankets online now.