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    Photo: Stephen Pitkin/Pitkin Studio
2003
Corduroy
74 x 69 inches

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As a child, Louisiana P. Bendolph would play under the quilts while her mother, Rita Mae, her great-grandmother Annie E. Pettway, and other aunts and relatives made quilts.

As a child, Louisiana P. Bendolph would play under the quilts while her mother, Rita Mae, her great-grandmother Annie E. Pettway, and other aunts and relatives made quilts. She recalls, “I remember doing that when I was six or seven years old, but I’m sure we did it earlier than that. We would sit under the quilt and I would watch the needle going in and out of the fabric. I loved watching and playing under the quilts.” Now, when Louisiana pieces or quilts, it is not uncommon to find her daughter Alleeanna, or her granddaughter Tausyanna sitting nearby, watching and drawing their own quilt designs.