Presidential candidate and SenatorJohn McCain traveled first by plane, then by bus and finally by ferry to see the Quilts of Gees Bend down in Wilcox County. But, I photographed this original at The Frame Shoppe on Selma's Historic Water Avenue.
The store, which is located right across from the St. James Hotel and Bridge Tender's House, not only frames your artwork but features regional arts and crafts for show and sale, including the renowned Gees Bend quilts.
The quilts are handmade by women of the rural, isolated community who generations ago developed geometric, folk-art patterns that they learned from their mothers, grandmothers and great-grandmothers. The quilts eventually were discovered by folks from outside the Black Belt and have been shown and marketed worldwide.
To watch McCain's My Space video of his Gee's Bend trip, click HERE.