Sunday, March 21, 2010

Airplane Reading....

This is the book that is flying with me on this trip. Yes, these are MY knees sitting in my seat on the plane!

It's about a 10 year old girl from Gees Bend (Yes, THAT Gees Bend!) Alabama somewhere in the early 1900s....haven't pinpointed the date on it yet, but I'm guessing 1920, 1930?

It's a delightful insightful read. Not very long...and yes, there is quilting involved!

The Author is Irene Latham. Give it a read yourself, you won't be disappointed in its tenderness, honesty, and poignancy!

I'm 1/2 way done already...maybe I'll be done by the time I reach Grand Rapids? :cD

And yes, I'm writing this from the food court at O'Hare on my layover!


  1. Safe travels! Glad you're enjoying your book; sounds like a story I might need to check out in the near future. :)

  2. Sounds like my kind of book. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Oh I'm always looking for a good book review, thank you! I was able to view an exhibit of and talk about the Quilts and Quilters from Gees Bend a few months ago here in Pittsburgh. It was quite wonderful.

  4. Safe travels! I heard you are coming to MI again this year in November. Hopefully if work allows I'll see you at the Oakland QG - although I am not yet (?) a member... Enjoy your book!

  5. I was asked by Irene's publicist to read this and just finished it yesterday. I'll be blogging about it when I get back from the Lancaster AQS show.

  6. Good for you flying this time. I am sure you will have a delightful visit.

  7. sounds like a good book. Have you read The Help yet, another quilty blogger mentioned it and my gal pals all loved it. Have a great trip!

  8. Hope you had a good trip and a nice read!!

  9. PBS a while back made a movie about the quilters from Gees Bend. It was pretty good!


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