Gwen Magee joined the ancestors last night.
She was an incredible quilter.
This one was made in 2007 and is called ‘Five Years Hard Labor’ — it’s in the permanent collection of the Mississippi Museum of Art (which I visited last week and can’t even begin to say how wonderful it is).
From her obit that went over the AP:
…Her works were displayed or collected by the Smithsonian Institution and in the Mississippi Museum of Art and the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of African-American History.
Friends say Magee was working on a commissioned piece at the time of her death — a quilt about the Freedom Riders for a museum in Montgomery, Ala. It was unfinished.
She was a recipient of the 2011 Governor’s Award for Excellence.