Alabama Symbols, Emblems, and Honors
Official Quilt of Alabama
Pine Burr Quilt of Gees Bend
Photograph from the Alabama State Council on the Arts. Pine Burr Quilt quilted by Qunnie Pettway, Gees Bend, Alabama
The official quilt of Alabama is the Pine Burr Quilt. It was designated the official quilt of the State of Alabama by the Legislature on March 11, 1997. The resolution naming the state quilt recognizes the work of the Freedom Quilting Bee, a well-known group of African-American women from Wilcox County.
For more information see:
Act 97-111, Acts of Alabama, March 11, 1997
Updated: January 26, 2010