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Family Art Project: Freedom Quilters of Gee Bend at Wave Hill

Family Art Project: Freedom Quilters of Gee Bend

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  • Jan. 18, 2020 through Jan. 19, 2020 , 10am-1pm
  • Wave Hill
  • West 249th Street and Independence Avenue, Bronx
  • All Ages
  • $10; $6 students and seniors 65 and older; $4 children 6 and older; free for children younger than 6 and free admission to grounds on Saturday until noon.

In 1966, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. visited the Gee’s Bend Community in rural Alabama and the Freedom Quilting Bee was established. The bold patterns and bright colors of these now famous quilts, made from fabric scraps, would later go on to fund aspects of the community’s freedom. Create your own brilliant compositions out of bountiful squares of donated fabric to honor Dr. King’s birthday and the inspiring women quilters of Gee’s Bend.

About Wave Hill

West 249th Street and Independence Avenue

Bronx, NY

718-549-3200


    Wave Hill is a 28-acre public garden and cultural center in the Bronx overlooking the Hudson River and Palisades. Its mission is to celebrate the artistry and legacy of its gardens and landscapes, to preserve its magnificent views, and to explore human connections to the natural world through programs in horticulture, education and the arts.






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