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Alabama Symbols, Emblems, and Honors

for Kids

Official Quilt of Alabama

Pine Burr Quilt of Gees Bend

 

photo of Pine Burr quilt

 

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:

The Freedom Quliting Bee

Encyclopedia of Alabama

 

Sources:

Act 97-111, Acts of Alabama, March 11, 1997

 

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Updated: January 26, 2010

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