One of Boykin, Alabama’s storied Gee’s Bend quilters, Mary Margaret Pettway is an Alabama Humanities Foundation fellow and an instructor at the Black Belt Treasures Cultural Arts Center, and also serves as board chair of the Souls Grown Deep Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to preserving and promoting African American artists in the South. Here, she shares more about the history and quilting culture of Gee’s Bend, in her own words.