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Quilt Show at the Hotel Metropolitan featuring Loretta Pettway Bennett, Gee's Bend



In celebration of the Upper Town Heritage Foundation 20th Anniversary, the Hotel Metropolitan welcomes Loretta Pettway Bennett as guest speaker for the Quilt Show at Hotel Metropolitan 2020!

Ms. Bennett is the youngest living quilt artist and member of the acclaimed Quilters of Gee’s Bend. She will speak about her famous community and the stories behind the bold and colorful art forms that are a part of the Gee’s Bend quilt making. Ms. Bennett will have a few of her quilts on exhibit.

The Hotel Metropolitan will be open Thursday, April 23-Saturday, April 25, 10 AM-4 PM during AQS QuiltWeek and present the following special events:

  • Thursday, April 23, 6:30 PM - Reception for Ms. Bennett with live entertainment and light refreshments
  • Friday, April 24, 10 AM - Loretta Pettway Bennett Artist Talk 
  • Friday, April 24, 11 AM-2 PM - Quilter's Fish Fry


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