Though she often helped relatives quilt tops, Annette Pettway (b. 1964) has pieced only one quilt for herself.
I didn't do too much of nothing, not really. When I was growing up, the farming here was mostly over. Mama did some cucumber farming so I spent a little time in the cucumber patch. Worked at the Nutrition Center serving old people their dinner—but I'm back at home now. And went to home health aide classes up in Alberta, graduated in the top five. Finished high school down at Pine Hill. I raised three sons—two go to Tuskegee, a sophomore and senior, one is still in high school. I only pieced one quilt in my life, back in ' 98. I'm pretty lazy. But I've made pillows and I've quilted a lot of material for other people.