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Visiting an exhibition in person is a much richer experience than visiting online. Why not leave a comment to share your thoughts and impressions with others?

We loved the exhibit. My husband and I came and met 5 of my teacher friends! What a heart warming and powerful exhibition. I have been following their 'coming out' since the beginning. I, too, am a quiltmaker of African American heritage and these women are my sisters in cloth. Thank you, Philadelphia Museum of Art, for collaborating with the African American Museum on these special women in American history.

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Gail Mitchell - 11.21.2008 - 9:14 AM
Thank you so much for this exhibit of comfort and creativity. It was especially meaningful to walk through that part of history in the days following the election of our first African American preseident.

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Sara Jane Munshower - 11.16.2008 - 3:59 PM
I visited the exhibition October 24th whilst traveling from London and I just want to thank everyone who's been involved for creating such a wonderful exhibition.

The Quilts of Gees Bend have been a huge inspiration to me since first hearing about them in 2005. The Quilters of Gees Bend are a shining example of how a group of people can produce beauty from toil and craft as a group. It's an exhibition to open hearts and minds as well as being a feast for the eyes.

Thank you again for making my day in Philadelphia. I hope we'll have the pleasure one day of seeing the quilts in England.

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Anne McCrossan - 11.6.2008 - 2:35 AM
The Arden’s play is fabulous! I especially wanted to see this work because it is written by a woman, directed by a woman, and has strong women characters. The best part is the story. It gives us all hope that the key to a success life is not about fear, but about kindness, an open spirit of generosity, and letting your light shine!

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Betsy - 10.22.2008 - 2:23 PM
I had hoped & dreamed about the Gee's Bend quilts coming to Philadelphia. When the Exhibition was announced, I waited... I don't know what I expected, but the quilts were MORE remarkable than I had imagined!!! They are FILLED with spirit! They are DYNAMIC!!! They are PURE art. They are HONEST. Thank you for this wonderful & inspiring opportunity!

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Piecefully, Pam - 10.18.2008 - 11:10 PM
Wow. The quilts - and the women who made them - are inspiring! I also heard the Arden Theater is doing a play based on the quilters' stories. Thank you for such a beautiful, heartfelt exhibit.

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Jill Stevens - 10.16.2008 - 5:35 PM
I visited the exhibit with my good friend Barbara who herself is a quilter. She felt an immediate connection with these talented women. I benefited from her extensive knowledge of the craft. I will never forget that day. I have been a constant visitor to the Museum over the decades, and I thank you for keeping it up to such a high standard.

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Robert Erbeau - 10.7.2008 - 9:16 AM
Early this week I was visiting Philadelphia (I'm from Minneapolis) and had a chance to visit the museum for the first time. I chanced upon the Gee's Bend exhibit tour and it was amazing. The quilts are beautiful by themselves but the tour really made the exhibit come alive.

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Kirsten - 10.2.2008 - 11:50 PM
So far, I've only listened to Miss Mary's interview; however, it was quite thrilling!
It's been quite some time since I've visited the Art Musuem. I'll make it my business to see this exhibit. I'd love to bring my students to view the quilts.

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Ms. Mattie Davis - 10.2.2008 - 8:17 PM
Originally Posted By Adrienne
I am so thrilled to know that this tribute to these wonderful African American women and their exquisite tradition is being honored by this exhibit.
From the prior comment...this exhibit was at the mueum in 2003? Oh Lord, I missed it! Glad it's back.

We are so pleased you enjoyed the quilts. The first Gee's Bend exhbition refered to originated at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston in 2002 and later went to the Whitney Museum of American Art. This is the first time the Philadelphia Museum of Art has hosted an exhibition of quilts from Gee's Bend.

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Dilys Blum - Curator - 9.26.2008 - 3:08 PM
I am so thrilled to know that this tribute to these wonderful African American women and their exquisite tradition is being honored by this exhibit.
From the prior comment...this exhibit was at the mueum in 2003? Oh Lord, I missed it! Glad it's back.

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Adrienne - 9.26.2008 - 12:17 PM
Its even better than the 2002 exhibition!!

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Jessica - 9.24.2008 - 2:19 PM

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