"We Cannot Walk Alone:" Images and History of the African-American Community.
Lafayette County, Mississippi. An "Open Doors Exhibition." April through August 2003.



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Arts & Crafts
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III. Quilting
"Allean Pearson began quilting when she was six years old. She would beg scraps from her mother or use flour sacks to make dresses for her dolls. Her first quilts were basket quilts, later she mastered the art of the Double T, and then the Rose, Trip Around the World, Rattlesnake, and Eight Pointed Star. Today she is an expert in the Cathedral Window quilt, a difficult quilt with small pieces and folds.

Early in the twentieth century, Lucretia Wiggins of Taylor quilted also. With her friends and neighbors, they formed a 'quilting bee.'"

Arts & Crafts, page one


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