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Famed Gee’s Bend Quilters are now on the runway and online

A blockbuster exhibition in the early 2000’s made the women of Gee’s Bend, Alabama, famous for their visually stunning quilts. But the success didn’t translate into meaningful economic gains for their isolated community. Now, new opportunities are helping change that. With support from the Souls Grown Deep Foundation, the quilters now have sold-out Etsy shops and collaborations with high-profile fashion designers. Megan Thompson reports.

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