CELEBRATION TOURS PRESENTS
“THE GEE’S BEND QUILT MEMORIAL TRAIL“
MAY 24, 2018
SW of Selma, AL, located in the Black Belt region of Wilcox County, nestled in the curve of the Alabama River, Gee’s Bend is one of America’s most isolated & poor tenant communities. Here descendent women of cotton pickers, slaves, and tenant farmers have turned scraps of material into colorful quilts that once kept families warm inside drafty log cabins. On this one-day tour we will learn the history of this area and how the names of Gee and Pettway have become world famous. We will visit the “Gee’s Bend Quilters Collective” where many of these quilts remain on display and are available for purchase.
We will also take a ferry ride across the Alabama River into Camden, AL to enjoy a sit-down, hot lunch at the Gaines Ridge Dinner Club followed by time to shop at “Black Belt Treasures” where local craftsmen’s items are also available for purchase.
A final rest stop will be at the Peach Park in Clanton, AL.
All inclusive pricing via deluxe new motor coach: tour, lunch, games, prizes and F/T escort.
Departs: First Church of the Nazarene, lower parking lot -
1998 Shades Crest Rd., Vestavia Hills, AL - @ 8:00 am.
COST: $115.00 per person - before April 24, 2018
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