Lucy L. Witherspoon
Though she has made very few quilts, Lucy L. Witherspoon shows the talent and stylistic qualities of her mother, Linda Pettway.
I was small when they was farming down here. My mama used to take us in the fields but she just sit us down while they worked. I went through high school down here. Went up to Connecticut for eight years, but didn't like the city. I'm a country girl. Me and my sister Gloria [Hoppins], we learned quilting from my mama, Linda Pettway. We do it wrong she hit us with her hand, sometimes with a belt. She kept us straight. We couldn't even go out after it got dark.
They call me "Pearlie" since I was about twelve. Say I'm like my auntie Pearlie Pettway. My daddy's mama was City Pettway, Missouri's sister. Missouri, Arlonzia's mama. Lot of quilts in my family. But I didn't do much. Don't like to work.
I started doing home health care three years in June. And I used to work at the day care with Tinnie Dell. This kind of work I like, working with old people and young people. In between, they hard to deal with.