Stitchin' and Pullin'

A Gee's Bend Quilt

By McKissack, Patricia C.

Publishers Summary:
MOTHER AND DAUGHTER, grandmother and granddaughter, aunt and niece, friend and friend. For a hundred years, generations of women from Gee’s Bend have quilted together, sharing stories, trading recipes, singing hymns—all the while stitchin’ and pullin’ thread through cloth. Every day Baby Girl listens, watches, and waits, until she’s called to sit at the quilting frame. Piece by piece, she puzzles her quilt together—telling not just her story, but the story of her family, the story of Gee’s Bend, and the story of her ancestors’ struggle for freedom.

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ISBN
978-0-37583-163-8 978-0-37593-163-5
Publisher
Random


REVIEWS

School Library Journal

Reviewed on November 1, 2008

Gr 1-5 The rural Alabama community of Gee's Bend is widely recognized for its unique quilts. Although the women have been quilting for over a century, their work was unknown until art historian William Arnett discovered it about 20 years ago. "Stitchin' and Pullin'" is the modern-day story of Baby Girl, who grows from a child playing beneath her elders' quilting frame to becoming a member of ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on November 1, 2008

The now-famous story of the Gee's Bend, Alabama, quilters, long-admired in the art and quilting community, will find a new, younger audience through this tale of one little girl sewing her first quilt. "Grandma says her quilts tell a story, / so mine will tell one, too. / My story." Baby Girl is learning to quilt from her mother, grandmother, aunts, and neighbors. As she sea...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2008

Baby Girl is learning to quilt. She finds "the heart" of her quilt in the colors, fabrics, and, especially, the ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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