By: Bets Ramsey
Every quilt is a piece of history. It is a record of the fabric of a given period. Its pattern and design reflect the style of the time. The quilt is an essay about the maker’s ability, training, taste, and feelings.
The East Chattanooga Branch of Senior Neighbors and the Explorers at the Mary Walker Center were selected to work on the project. In these groups black people predominate and many came from rural backgrounds at a time when there were few modern conveniences. If their histories were not recorded now, they might never be known.