The Friendly Quilters of Philadelphia hosted an elegant outdoor dinner party for the quilters of Gee's Bend a few years ago. My dear friend Ellen invited me to join them. If you've visited the Online Quilt Museum, you may recognize Ellen's quilt "Chat Noir" in the center of this photo.
It was delightful to meet the ladies from Gee's Bend who were in PA for the opening of their exhibit at the Museum of Art in Philadelphia. We all had a great time talking quilts.