Freedom Quilting Bee received a lot of attention from media during its active years and since then, too. From The New Yorker magazine, to television, magazines and online news sites, the story of FQB has been told far and wide.

Here are a few highlights:


Press Release | June 2022 The Freedom Quilting Bee Legacy announces its next President is Louise Witherspoon Williams. Ms. Williams was born and raised in Alberta, AL. Her mother, Estelle Witherspoon, was the voice and heartbeat of the Freedom Quilting Bee, which she cofounded in 1966.

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Sept, 2021 | New York Times: We are extremely happy and proud to be featured as one of the arts and artists of the Deep South whose work is vital to telling the story of Black American artists.

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March 22, 1969: U.S. Journal: Gee’s Bend, Alabama | The New Yorker

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U.S. Journal: Gee’s Bend, Alabama | The New Yorker, March 22, 1969

On this day in Alabama history: Freedom Quilting Bee cooperative established |

The Future of Gee’s Bend | Article in Deep South Magazine

The Famed Quilters of Gee’s Bend Are Using Their Sewing Skills to Make a Face Mask for Every Citizen in Their Small Alabama Town | artnet® news